Originally Posted by Blameless
I know vastly more about my amateur hobbies than I do about the profession I make a living off of. Is that ironic?
Anyway, my point is that amateur doesn't necessarily mean incompetent, and professional does not always imply knowledgeable.
Indeed, I'd have expected a fatality or three in the process.
Still not broadcasting one's mistakes in favor of one's apparent successes is not terribly unusual.
I'm still on the fence about the whole thing. Concept doesn't seem implausible, but there are definitely some oddities in the presentation.
Yeah, many of the complaints/doubts are utterly unrelated to anything that's really being questioned.
Well what I find weird is the elaborate detail this was done too. I don't think a person would bother spending the time or money working with a shop, or interviewing major professors. If you can CG it, then just CG it and fake the details. He could have CG'd every movie and just skipped the interviews, it doesn't really add any credibility as people have obviously not payed attention. Even CGI experts, apparently George Lucas studios so it's got merit, only cast doubt.
Okay, so I don’t see any glaring visual problems, but that’s expected when the quality is as crappy as this. But that’s the first thing that makes me question its authenticity. They’re able to afford to build this thing, but can’t invest in proper video equipment, or… a tripod. If I were to make a fake video with the intention of going viral, I would make certain that the quality was as poor as possible to disguise any flaws in poor cg work. Another big visual issue I have with this video is the stability of his head during flight. Try and keep your head that still while waving your arms up and down when they aren’t attached to a giant wing contraption. Still, it seems almost too crazy to be fake and I was unable to find other glaring flaws with the video.
He doesn't say it's fake, just that he questions it's authenticity. I guess my biggest problem is people don't come to logical conclusions. Most people see reality as their reality and don't understand or even bother to make logical deductions as to why. If it doesn't make sense to them or it sounds stupid obviously they are trying to hide something. That's more or less how people think, since most of this "fakery" is about the camera work. That might also be due to people not reading the entire article(s) or simply not into science like that. That's dandy, just don't make claims that you can't scientifically back up is all I'm sayin.
Originally Posted by guyladouche
Yes, but can you use your upper body strength to push and pull something with great force, whilst keeping a planking position?
Are you serious? sad;lfjkads;ljfads;ljkf a EXACTLY WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. He doesn't use any great force, he has modified Wii motes tracking his arms while motors do the real work.
That's all you said honestly.Edited by mushroomboy - 3/21/12 at 9:14pm