Real GTA V brings Los Santos to life

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This fantastic live-action video not only captures the visual style of Grand Theft Auto V, but the spirit too thanks to some incredible camera work and a clear understanding of what makes the game so great.

Check it out, and marvel at how impressive it is to see a production company make real life look as good as a video game. Also, at just how accurately Rockstar modelled Los Angeles to create Grand Theft Auto V’s Los Santos.

And in case you’re wondering about that sterling soundtrack, it’s Carpenter Brut’s “Paradise Warfare”.

This video was shot by a small production company called Corridor Digital, made up of a team that specialises in making movie-quality YouTube videos on a shoestring budget, complete with professional visual effects. This clip is just one of several that can be found on their channel which you can watch right now, for free.

Corridor says they make a modest sum of cash from their YouTube vids, but that it’s all ploughed back into production costs so they can make more.

This video should help quite a bit, as it’s reached over 3.2 million people in the day it’s been live, which at one dollar per thousand clicks means they’ve made a little over $30 000. That translates to over R375 000 by today’s (dismal) exchange rate; not too shabby, then.

Should you like what you see – and who wouldn’t – the company has a campaign going over on, where you can contribute some of your own ZARs to keep them in movie-making funds.

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.