Zack Snyder Breaks Down a Zombie Heist Scene from 'Army of the Dead' | Vanity Fair

In this episode of 'Notes On A Scene,' Director Zack Snyder breaks down a zombie heist scene from 'Army of the Dead.' Zack guides us through the nuances and challenges of working with CGI zombies, and explains how he was able to edit Tig Notaro into his 'Army of the Dead' universe.

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Zack Snyder Breaks Down a Zombie Heist Scene from 'Army of the Dead' | Vanity Fair


  1. The Art of X3N0

    The Art of X3N0Päivä sitten

    one word....2 syllables....'gar-bage'.... Love you Zach but this movie was on par with Sucker Punch

  2. Snarf

    Snarf11 päivää sitten

    This film was...ok. But disappointing. For Snyder unleashed, putting out something so bland and generic...meh.

  3. cdc 194

    cdc 194Uukausi sitten

    Soft Air.

  4. Yack

    YackUukausi sitten

    Was a fun movie, just totally devoid of logic in alot of scenes.

  5. RocLobster

    RocLobsterUukausi sitten

    I never noticed just how much he reminds me of mark ruffalo lol his voice and body language and mannerisms

  6. StitchStark94

    StitchStark94Uukausi sitten

    Snyder new Wolverine

  7. Soap and Butter

    Soap and ButterUukausi sitten

    He talked about a prequel with Matthias, did I miss something??

  8. Monkey Matt

    Monkey MattUukausi sitten

    Bad movie

  9. King of the Trill

    King of the TrillUukausi sitten

    This movie was stupid and long af

  10. B. Son - RS Motorsports

    B. Son - RS MotorsportsUukausi sitten

    this movie sucked so bad.

  11. robert porter

    robert porterUukausi sitten

    whats his notes on the 2 flying ufos at the start of the movie?

  12. Matt Chan

    Matt ChanUukausi sitten

    Regardless of how good or not he is a director, it's pretty clear that he's such a nice guy

  13. Panama Red

    Panama RedUukausi sitten

    This guy's movies are so long, boring and overhyped.

  14. Dwight Schrute

    Dwight SchruteUukausi sitten

    A very medicore movie with tonnes of potholes, nonetheless good time kill.

  15. Sydney Van

    Sydney VanUukausi sitten

    Zack if the sequel isn't dope and doesn't answer questions u lame

  16. Sturgill

    SturgillUukausi sitten

    This is no hate just curious. Does he always snort like that like a natural thing or is it cocaine 😂😂

  17. Syn Thetic

    Syn TheticUukausi sitten

    Worst director of the 21st century.

  18. daddydangerous20

    daddydangerous20Uukausi sitten

    Stupidest plot point in this movie. The Japanese guy could have told all the mercs that all he wanted was an alpha zombie head. Movie over in 30 mins. Im waiting to see how the fanboys defend against this.

  19. PaRaTroop3r Gaming

    PaRaTroop3r GamingUukausi sitten

    worse use of paratroopers ive ever seen. dropping into a city full of hostiles with... HANDGUNS.

  20. Joe Harrington

    Joe HarringtonUukausi sitten

    This was better than the movie.

  21. Belafonte

    BelafonteUukausi sitten

    The ego how Zack Snyder amuses me. hahahaha the way he talks like he did it all. This movie was pretty bad.

  22. MoovieDude

    MoovieDudeUukausi sitten

    Why didn't he just give them the code to his own vault?

  23. Ian Pitts

    Ian PittsUukausi sitten

    -"All the shell casings were added" -circles the charging handle

  24. MrBeans

    MrBeansUukausi sitten

    dude that is SO funny! the film canisters on the shelf! So thats where its been!


    THRYZERUukausi sitten

    So Zack Snyder just gonna pretend that Train to Busan: Peninsula didn’t have almost an exactly same plot…….? Zombie heist.

  26. ams914

    ams914Uukausi sitten

    Army of the dead pixels

  27. Raman Chalasani

    Raman ChalasaniUukausi sitten

    Worst movie ever.

  28. GunnyTheBunnyy

    GunnyTheBunnyyUukausi sitten

    god he's so passionate

  29. Can Musk

    Can MuskUukausi sitten

    Hey boss

  30. forsenCD

    forsenCDUukausi sitten

    Such am overrated dude

  31. Fajar Setiawan

    Fajar SetiawanUukausi sitten

    The promotions of this trash movie across the internet are just too much.

  32. SpaceBoi -_-

    SpaceBoi -_-Uukausi sitten

    Did the audio here when he talks instantly go weird for them too? Is this spatial audio kicking in?

  33. the LucidCannibal

    the LucidCannibalUukausi sitten

    He didn't admit the elephant in the room, cyborg zombiesssss 😩

  34. tryitout -

    tryitout -Uukausi sitten

    release the Snyder cut D'elia in it, even Tig said he was awesome

  35. Logan Serbus

    Logan SerbusUukausi sitten

    Unpopular opinion: Zack Snyder is very overrated as a director and there hasn’t been a single film in his filmography that I’ve enjoyed. Edit: Also this movie in particular I’ve heard was a flaming pile of garbage and I’m glad I didn’t waste 2.5 hrs of my life on it.

  36. Hafiz Jumat

    Hafiz Jumat2 kuukautta sitten

    Warner Bros did not deserve Zack Snyder at all!!

  37. Nanaue Nom Nom

    Nanaue Nom Nom2 kuukautta sitten

    I never could've tell Tig was added in post, absolute technical marvel!

  38. blaelgore

    blaelgore2 kuukautta sitten

    I'm quite the Snyder fan but this movie was so absurd in the logic behind all the plots, he should have teamed up with other people to make this much better. I did expect better. It was kinda fun but the plot holes took me out.

  39. babywaffles69

    babywaffles692 kuukautta sitten

    It’s too bad this movie was sweaty asscheeks.

  40. ThePizzo

    ThePizzo2 kuukautta sitten

    This movie was amazing.... ly bad

  41. Jamie Hess

    Jamie Hess2 kuukautta sitten

    The dull probation longitudinally paint because eyelash optionally jam beyond a left bait. ajar, left tie

  42. Liz P

    Liz P2 kuukautta sitten

    I feel like they are a random actor just so he could talk about how he lined her into the shot 🙄

  43. jay travers

    jay travers2 kuukautta sitten

    Why was this movie so accredited? Wasn’t that good imo.

  44. Luke Miller

    Luke Miller2 kuukautta sitten

    Crap film with terrible characters except for Coyote!!!! Just crap film

  45. K H

    K H2 kuukautta sitten

    I f*ckin Love Zack Snyder!

  46. Tony Preciado

    Tony Preciado2 kuukautta sitten

    That dude do an eight ball before recording this ? He got mad sniffles

  47. Teresa Luz

    Teresa Luz2 kuukautta sitten

    I loved Army of the Dead, and I'm not a fan of zombie movies. But I'm a fan of Zack Snyder. His aesthetics, the way he tells stories, his sense of humor, his love of cool shots, it all appeals to me. The action, the music choices, the characters, I loved it. Favorite characters were Dieter and Vanderohe. I'm so glad I'm getting a prequel with Dieter, and probably a sequel with Vanderohe as the Omega zombie. I'm rooting for Zack Snyder, he deserves all the praise and success in the world, he's a good guy.

  48. rsims7

    rsims72 kuukautta sitten

    So why did they have to crack the safe if the guy that sent them in owns it and has the codes to everything but the giant safe? lol okay then

  49. Dylan Robbins

    Dylan Robbins2 kuukautta sitten

    This dude is a genius!

  50. Isadora Shani

    Isadora Shani2 kuukautta sitten

    The expensive lip feasibly belong because inventory syntactically order with a regular mine. nostalgic, domineering point

  51. Ganiscol

    Ganiscol2 kuukautta sitten

    His depth of field shenanigans early in the movie was really annoying the crap out of me, also because some of it clearly was CG'ed in later instead of being shot with the 50mm lens he mentioned. And now I know why: He awkwardly likes it very much... I was relieved when it stopped...

  52. J Gunzler

    J Gunzler2 kuukautta sitten

    For a second I thought he was going to point out the dead pixels lol

  53. Sketti

    Sketti2 kuukautta sitten

    1:16 I deadass thought Zack was gonna say, "this is a really cool old guy-"

  54. vokasi mid

    vokasi mid2 kuukautta sitten

    He is Scorpion, he couldnt be any cooler

  55. Dave Richardson

    Dave Richardson2 kuukautta sitten

    Has anyone else noticed that Zac filmed his WIRED, GQ AND Vanity Fair interviews in the same outfit / studio. Now that is some gooood timekeeping and organisation

  56. WineNot

    WineNot2 kuukautta sitten

    This is like when your friend randomly says, "I could make a movie" and he somehow got the money

  57. dasein

    dasein2 kuukautta sitten

    So was it a time loop after all? Those Skelton outside the vault? They resembled the characters, was this their 4th attempt?????

  58. Anthony Nguyen

    Anthony Nguyen2 kuukautta sitten

    I have an intellectual crush on this guy

  59. Isaac Yong

    Isaac Yong2 kuukautta sitten

    How about the robot zombie?

  60. James Paul

    James Paul2 kuukautta sitten


  61. Li Xiu

    Li Xiu2 kuukautta sitten

    Tig is the bomb! I love her!

  62. Hatim Quilon

    Hatim Quilon2 kuukautta sitten

    Zack Snyder has good concepts but is very bad as a director.


    TACOPOTENTE2 kuukautta sitten

    Zack how can I capture an old take or lenses mimic on an a visual effect software with out going through and using actual lenses?!

  64. Toby Dammit

    Toby Dammit2 kuukautta sitten

    Too bad the movie sucked

  65. Dylan Andrews

    Dylan Andrews2 kuukautta sitten

    Since they used fake guns. I can't help but notice how bad the guns are. Like she's firing the P90 and pulls her finger off the trigger and it continues to fire.

  66. Chronic Sobriety

    Chronic Sobriety2 kuukautta sitten

    I request Zack to make Samantha Win a lead actress in one of his future movie... She's so good, action, acting, beauty.. the womans a full pack combo... Come on Zack!

  67. Abdullaah Bin Feisal

    Abdullaah Bin Feisal2 kuukautta sitten

    I'm disappointed that were no Michael Jackson's Vegas & no MJ impersonators?

  68. The Son Of Syn

    The Son Of Syn2 kuukautta sitten

    Sucks that he's such a coke head. Smh. I just dont understand why drugs have to be a thing for people.

  69. Austin Griffin

    Austin GriffinUukausi sitten

    Pretty sure Snyder doesn't do drugs

  70. Mohamed Yusrry

    Mohamed Yusrry2 kuukautta sitten

    dead guy hanging 8:50 Zack: ahHAH!

  71. I’m stupid but

    I’m stupid but2 kuukautta sitten

    Zombie action heist movie could’ve been really cool if it wasn’t directed by Zach Snyder

  72. Turtle Reed

    Turtle Reed2 kuukautta sitten

    Him and Nolan are magnificent directors

  73. Toxic bosss

    Toxic bosss2 kuukautta sitten

    This was a good movie

  74. Lucia Ralepobe

    Lucia Ralepobe2 kuukautta sitten

    To think it never even occurred to me that Tig was not there 👏🏿👏🏿

  75. Lucia Ralepobe

    Lucia Ralepobe2 kuukautta sitten

    Matthias has his own movie??? I can't wait

  76. PridedMeteor 69

    PridedMeteor 692 kuukautta sitten

    Whether you like or dislike his movie, you have to give him credit for how passionate he is for his movies, he gives them all his love and attention.

  77. ibnuh fajar

    ibnuh fajar2 kuukautta sitten

    Really bad movie 🤮

  78. ILGB

    ILGB2 kuukautta sitten

    Worst movie i've seen in my entire life. The writing was beyond awful

  79. Horizon

    Horizon2 kuukautta sitten

    God I loved army of the dead. Such a fun movie.

  80. Matthew Zinedine

    Matthew Zinedine2 kuukautta sitten

    This is the worst movie I’ve ever seen. 2 1/2 hours I’m never getting back lol

  81. Just a cool guy that comments

    Just a cool guy that comments2 kuukautta sitten

    He may be very passionate about his career but tbh army of the dead was a waste of time. The characters were dumb and the only development was for Batista's daughter at the end when it is all her fault that the mission failed incredibly. Nevertheless the action was good. Chamber's was a badass though, too bad she died early and wasted her last words as "run" instead of "martin is a traitor" 🙄🙄

  82. Jatin Venkat

    Jatin Venkat2 kuukautta sitten

    Each character deserves a spinoff.. Especially that Asian girl

  83. YoloMasterGamerTag

    YoloMasterGamerTag2 kuukautta sitten

    The chola was my favorite character she’s a badass bruh I want her as a main character in a zombie movie

  84. Mighty Murph

    Mighty Murph2 kuukautta sitten

    So now i have to watch this a fith time and try to find all the paratroopers lolx

  85. Azera Alahada

    Azera Alahada2 kuukautta sitten

    This film is...astonishingly unwatchable. This's unwatchable unimaginative nonsense. We have a dull cardboard villain, who wants the head of a zombie, but an 'alpha zombie' and military applications or something. So, he gets a team together to acquire a zombie head, oh no, he gets a team together, to do a 'pretend heist' - why not just send a team in to acquire a zombie head? Anyway, he sends along his security guy to acquire the zombie head. Security guy acquires head and...implausibly enough, he continues with the heist, which he knows is a fake heist, it's just incredibly bad. 'Hi guys, I'm Tanaka, in my safe in my hotel there is a gazillion dollars that weighs thousands of pounds, here are some duffle bags and just one chopper; grab it your share and my share before nukes.' 'Sure, what is the code to the safe lock?' 'Pardon?'

  86. Jamey Alford

    Jamey Alford2 kuukautta sitten

    Snyder is the new Michael Bay. Action movies with no substance and thin character development. Army could have been so much better. Everything was so good had it had better direction it would have been great.

  87. Gundar Varr

    Gundar Varr2 kuukautta sitten

    STUPID PLOT. lack of detail

  88. RACHiT

    RACHiT2 kuukautta sitten

    Yeah but the film was lame. And I spotted some dead pixels...

  89. Jonezzz

    Jonezzz2 kuukautta sitten

    Zack put Tig in the movie with cgi and you barely even notice it, WB removes a moustache and yeah.. we all know how it went

  90. Andy Pazos

    Andy Pazos2 kuukautta sitten

    #RestoreTheSnyderverse #releasetheaffleckcut , #bringbackbatfleck , #batfleck , #releasethebatfleckfilm , #DeathstrokeHBOMax, #HenryCavillSuperman ,#MakeTheBatfleckMovie ,

  91. Ra T

    Ra T2 kuukautta sitten


  92. Peter Meznarc

    Peter Meznarc2 kuukautta sitten

    Listen to Zac's nose. Sniffing all the time in all his interviews 😂

  93. Brian Connolly

    Brian Connolly2 kuukautta sitten

    How’s his daughter

  94. Robert Prescott

    Robert Prescott2 kuukautta sitten

    The best!

  95. Devin Udsen

    Devin Udsen2 kuukautta sitten

    Thanks for a great movie Zack

  96. Jomon Joy

    Jomon Joy2 kuukautta sitten

    They CGIed Tig an actual full human. One the other side WB cant even remove a mustache.

  97. memphis loke

    memphis loke2 kuukautta sitten

    Time loop Alien zombies Zeus Alien zombies robots


    BRUCE WAYNE2 kuukautta sitten


  99. DC fan

    DC fan2 kuukautta sitten

    My man #RestoreTheSnyderverse

  100. Louis Valentine

    Louis Valentine2 kuukautta sitten


  101. Tyrant King93

    Tyrant King932 kuukautta sitten

    Zack Snyder needs to be the one who's in charge of the next aliens vs predator movie. Now that would be insane!

  102. Out Ofthisworld

    Out Ofthisworld2 kuukautta sitten

    Maybe someday all the movie stars are just cgi that they are just like cartoon or generated actors.