Film Facts: Independence Day
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Did you know Roland Emmerich's Independence Day (1996) required a then record-breaking 3000 special effects shots? Computer generated effects were still in their infancy, so most of the special effects were done in-camera to save money and to look more realistic. A 10x5 foot model of the White House was built for forced perspective shots and then blown up for the alien destruction scene in a shot that took a week to plan and required 40 explosive charges.