"Philippe Toupin was the visual effects creator in this short BTS film, “A Small Trip To The Making Of Visual Effects – Miniatures Effects”, that shows of some true talent using miniature props. My opinion? This stuff kicks butt and can stand on its own even by today’s digital standards."
This behind-the-scenes piece shows the production of an independent short with some big demands in the special effects department. See, there's this airplane. But it's not just flying - it's crashing, in a big-budget style. Combining old-school practical miniatures and enhancing them with modern digital effects, the low-budget filmmaker can deliver impressive results.
DSLR Cinema: Miniature Effects