How they made the classic Old Spice "I'm on a horse" commercial

I thought that the classic Old Spice "I'm on a horse" commercial was entirely made with green screens and video compositing. I was so wrong. This video shows that, for the most part, it was made with clever use of movable backdrops and camera work on a beach, in one single take.

Reader bacondreamer found the original used in the comparison above:


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