Video: Boardwalk Empire Time-Lapse Set Build: Scorsese Said: “Let There Be Set..”

The HBO series was reportedly the most expensive television programme ever made (estimates brought the first season of Boardwalk Empire in at a cool $65m) and this monumental set probably went a long way towards racking up the bill. This specially created 300-foot boardwalk was situated at Greenpoint, Brooklyn and took three months to build with Brooklyn-based digital effects studio Brainstorm Digital using 3D models after filming to add details like skylines, billboards, piers and beaches, with designs based on vintage postcards.