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THE INFLATABLE CROWD COMPANY: WHEN CGI IS TOO EXPENSIVE, BLOW THAT SHIT UP

Movies ain’t cheap. Most movies that make it to the theater cost more than some countries’ GDP. Thanks to creation of CGI, films and television are able to cut some corners (I think) and spend that money saved by technology to secure, say, Nicholas Cage to star in your film. However, there are times when even the almighty computer won’t tighten the budget enough to get that “Cage Rage” to return for Wickerman 2: The Legend of the Bee Keeper. So you might need a cheaper, more immediate fix. If, for example, you’re looking to fill a stadium (or an island of pagans) with extras, you could hire a thousand extras, dress them, feed them, and direct them; however, that too can be a headache. So is there a third option?

You bet your honeysuckle there is!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDe6W4AyA-g

Enter Inflatable Crowd Company. These guys provide you will a stadium full of inflatable “cheering” crowds. King’s Speech? Yep. That stammering royal’s climatic speech touched the inflated interiors of a nation at war. Hereafter? That tsunami didn’t destroy an island of villagers, but rather an island populated by water wings and inner-tubes SHAPED like villagers.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYnJomXkLEQ

See the Inflatable Crowd perform in Glory Road. I have no idea what this movie is about, nor, with a name like Glory Road am I even going to bother linking you to IMDB. I’ve already passed out just reading the title. However, had I known that Glory Road had a crowd of rubber blow up fans, I might have been enticed to buy a ticket (or rather someone let me into the theater just for the blow-up crowd scene).

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