MrBeast’s Squid Game is the subject of a new behind-the-scenes video. MrBeast, or James Steven Donaldson, is a popular YouTuber who first went viral in 2017 with a video of himself counting to 100,000.
The video went viral, and since then, the self-made filmmaker has continuously produced fascinating videos. MrBeast’s stunt-focused work includes a real-life battle royale, a trip in solitary confinement, and a 24-hour stint at Area 51, and Donaldson’s current recreation of Netflix’s Squid Game series has caught the interest of fans from all over the world.
MrBeast reveals a BTS video
Squid Game is a Korean-language game that takes its inspiration from some of the country’s most popular children’s games and gives them a dark, violent twist. As a result, 456 helpless and desperate people are risking their lives in order to win a large sum of money.
The series premiered in September 2021 and has since captivated the attention of fans all around the world, earning it the title of Netflix’s most-watched original series ever. Squid Game stars Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-hun, a divorced gambling addict under extreme duress to prove he can financially maintain his daughter and get custody of her before she is kidnapped by her mother and taken to the United States.
SoKrispyMedia has now released a behind-the-scenes YouTube video detailing how the team reproduced MrBeast’s Squid Game. The video goes into the set designs, filming, and VFX process in great detail. SoKrispy’s team walks you through the entire process from beginning to end, first explaining how computer-generated previsualization serves as a guide for shooting the mind-bending scenes in real life.
Following a breakdown of the before and after looks on set, the team moves on to the shot breakdown. In total, the crew filmed more shots in ten days than the whole production of The Matrix. At the end of the video, MrBeast himself appears to see how the team pulled off the recreation.
Check out the video below:
MrBeast is best known for his outrageous and sometimes controversial stunts, but he also uses his celebrity to support charitable causes. In October of this year, Donaldson teamed up with Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer, to create #TeamTrees, a fundraising event.
The event was held with the goal of raising $20 million for the Arbor Day Foundation. Donaldson and Rober teamed together again in 2021, this time with the goal of raising $30 million for The Ocean Cleanup and The Ocean Conservancy, with each dollar raised making the total one pound of plastic removed from the world’s oceans.