Some years ago I remember seeing a great VFX breakdown of the opening scene of The Shooter–the Damon film about the super-sniper. It opened with a long “helicopter” shot down an Afghanistan valley, all of which was pretty much 2.5D . I’ve looked for the video online to show students, but with no luck. Does anyone know if it’s still out there, and is there a link?
According to imdb Hatch did the VFX on this one so you might want to try their page.