Loved this. Loved even more his "Making of TANK" video. So much goes into this, and watching you become overwhelmed with how much he knows and understands.
I made a short film some years that ended up winning an award. I kept a blog of the "making of" process, and I just dug it up and reread it. It's the same feeling reading this as watching his "making of" video – so much technical crap that seems incredible for someone to know, but when you're deep in the process you just do it and learn as you go. Five thousand small incremental steps take you to a place that looks impossible to get to, but you get there an inch at a time.
If you want to see the process in my project here's the link, click "newer post" at the bottom of each entry. It turned out the be a 23-day process with updates a year later on preparing the art for display in a conference gallery.