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Why Rooster Teeth Chose CGI Over A Real Helmet In ‘Lazer Team’ (Exclusive Clip)

In this exclusive clip, we see why the guys at Rooster Teeth chose to use special effects rather than a practical helmet.

It doesn’t matter how much money you earn with your Kickstarter campaign — it’s never quite enough. In June of 2014, online entertainment and production company Rooster Teeth launched an Indiegogo campaign for their first feature film, “Lazer Team,” with a hefty goal of $650,000. Three days later, the campaign broke $1 million and, at the end of its month-long run, finished at over $2.4 million.

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Given the scale of the film planned, the task ahead of director Matt Hullum and the VFX team was daunting. But with careful and close collaboration with some familiar faces, the post-production team accomplished wonders as they crashed spaceships and battled with lasers in impressive fashion — all captured in this behind-the-scenes look at the digital effects for the film.

Per the official release, the synopsis reads: “When four small-town losers stumble across an alien crash site containing an incredible battle suit, they soon find themselves responsible for the fate of the entire planet. With this new alien equipment genetically bound to them, and the government hot on their heels, the foursome have no choice but to work together as one to save humanity. All they have to do is learn to use a strange alien device meant for only one person, train for a battle against an omnipotent enemy, and not kill each other in the process. They may not be strong, smart, or talented… but they’re Lazer Team.”

The record-setting film was released in theaters on January 27, 2016, and on YouTube Red a month later. Check out the exclusive clip below! “Lazer Team” will be released on DVD on August 2.

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