This is the straight-out-of-camera shot of our saucer crashing - well, one of many such shots. We used a fairly inexpensive, consumer level highspeed camera - since we were going to post process the videos to look 1950’s anyway, high resolution was not something we needed.
In the shot everything is real - rocks in the background and corn starch for moon dust. There’s another blog post on the creation of the saucer itself :)
While we at Futuremark ride the forefront of 3D graphics, even our wizards would be hard pressed to produce the particle effect shown here.