CGI sim 'Eagle snatches baby': litmus test?

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CGI sim 'Eagle snatches baby': litmus test?

Postby icarusinbound on March 18th, 2013, 11:21 pm

According to some sources, this video has now been seen by tens of millions. So if that's true, the chances are you've probably seen it already.

If not, have a look. The official leaked-then-shouted story is that it was done as coursework by three students of Centre NAD, Montreal. (see http://www.centrenad.com/en/). The coursework assignment (?) was to make a viral video (I believe we're told??) with some criterion of maximum measureable public awareness via YouTube etc

I'm intrigued as to how the debunk is so...readily-assured by the implausible upwards track of the baby, once it's dropped by the 'eagle'. I wonder if that's been included as a 'safety pin'? Because, for sure, this could have been made to look much-more realistic.

There's quite a few other centred/zoomed versions about the place, but here's a couple of easy hits:


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pecV8i8M2J0


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcdGFtcg_cg


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNK0vDUkpeg

Centre NAD reassures Montrealers: no danger of being snatched by a royal eagle
19 December 2012
POSTED BY Chantal (3D Studies, Communication) wrote:

The “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” video, uploaded to YouTube on the evening of December 18, was made by Antoine Seigle, Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin, students at Centre NAD, in the production simulation workshop class of the Bachelors degree in 3D Animation and Digital Design.

The video shows a royal eagle snatching a young kid while he plays under the watch of his dad. The eagle then drops the kid a few feet away. Both the eagle and the kid were created in 3D animation and integrated in to the film afterwards.

The video has already received more than 1,200,000 views on YouTube and has been mentioned by dozens of media in Canada and abroad.

The production simulation workshop class, offered in fifth semester, aims to produce creative projects according to industry production and quality standards while developing team work skills. Hoaxes produced in this class have already garnered attention, amongst others a video of a penguin having escaped the Montreal Biodôme.

About Centre NAD’s 3D animation and digital design bachelor degree
Created in the Fall of 2010 in association with UQAC, Centre NAD’s 3D animation and digital design bachelor degree is primarily aimed at students finishing their CEGEP or university studies in the field of visual arts and at people who hold relevant experience in visual arts. It is a solid professional training program that allows students to master the theoretical and practical bases of 3D creation in today’s world. During their training, students must choose one of two concentrations: visual effects for cinema and television or video games. The three-year program (90 credits) thus aims to answer the industry’s needs. More and more, it requires qualified manpower at the cutting edge of technology and creative innovation with both technical and artistic skills.

People interested in obtaining more information or wishing to attend a visit of Centre NAD can visit http://www.centrenad.com

About Centre NAD

Centre NAD opened its doors in Montreal in 1992 and quickly became one of Canada’s major new media training centres. From the very start, it offered innovative and comprehensive training programs, beginning with 3D animation, and adding Canada’s first game design program to its roster in 1997. Over the years, Centre NAD has trained more than 1,500 CGI professionals who currently work for renowned companies in the film and television, post-production and video games industries all over the world. Centre NAD also offers extensive consultation, R&D and training services to industry partners in Canada and the world over. For more information, go to centrenad.com


Interesting...or am I, as ever, over-interpreting the significance of this....?

[edit]added a link to a more-critiqued version, with looping[/edit]
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Re: CGI sim 'Eagle snatches baby': litmus test?

Postby simonshack on March 18th, 2013, 11:30 pm

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Birds have always been hard to fake :


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU6J_PLHkcU
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Re: CGI sim 'Eagle snatches baby': litmus test?

Postby icarusinbound on March 19th, 2013, 12:19 am

Simon, I did think of your famed 'cyberflock' piece.

But you busted that, by objectively tuning-in to that implausible acceleration (and I must confess, I doubt whether I'd've noticed that, without your analysis).

I'm wondering if these Quebec CGI students were given some kind of self-revelation instruction, to deliberately include an (almost) obvious physical impossibility, when the baby floats upwards after being 'dropped'? Alongside the vanishing wing in flight, and the disappearing shadow spot, do these serve to allay the fears of the multitudes that the technology just isn't good enough to fool these kindly public-spirited MSM newsroom guys, who successfully defuse this ersatz depiction, thus the normal reality balances are restored. We can all go back to faithfully consuming our tv dinner, assured in the spoon-fed knowledge that defended reality remains real: the court-house of family news bulletin programming has 'saved' the viewer, yet again.

Yes, birds are hard to fake...I'm also immediately reminded of:


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLJtKlVVZw
(Hollywood proto-layering, plus some real pecking pics)

[edit]I thought this had been discussed here on Clues, but my searches for 'Dutch' and/or 'birdman' don't seem to show anything...odd, I was certain we'd talked about this? Another public credulity test involving CGI, flapping and inadequate shadow-graphs..

full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYW5G2kbrKk[/edit]
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Re: CGI sim 'Eagle snatches baby': litmus test?

Postby MsQ on March 19th, 2013, 4:14 am

icarusinbound wrote:
do these serve to allay the fears of the multitudes that the technology just isn't good enough to fool these kindly public-spirited MSM newsroom guys, who successfully defuse this ersatz depiction, thus the normal reality balances are restored. We can all go back to faithfully consuming our tv dinner, assured in the spoon-fed knowledge that defended reality remains real: the court-house of family news bulletin programming has 'saved' the viewer, yet again.

]


I wonder this too every time I see a viral fake image "busted".
Here's one I found about a Japanese band member who is a CGI... Photo on link.

Meet the Japanese Robot Culture That Gave Us a Fake Pop Star

She's a digital composite of the band members' best features. Her eyes, lips, hair, ears--everything was copied from the individual members of AKB 48 and digitized to create this Platonic ideal of a pop star.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technolo ... ial/39182/
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Re: CGI sim 'Eagle snatches baby': litmus test?

Postby antipodean on March 19th, 2013, 5:47 am

MsQ wrote:
icarusinbound wrote:
do these serve to allay the fears of the multitudes that the technology just isn't good enough to fool these kindly public-spirited MSM newsroom guys, who successfully defuse this ersatz depiction, thus the normal reality balances are restored. We can all go back to faithfully consuming our tv dinner, assured in the spoon-fed knowledge that defended reality remains real: the court-house of family news bulletin programming has 'saved' the viewer, yet again.

]


I wonder this too every time I see a viral fake image "busted".
Here's one I found about a Japanese band member who is a CGI... Photo on link.

Meet the Japanese Robot Culture That Gave Us a Fake Pop Star

She's a digital composite of the band members' best features. Her eyes, lips, hair, ears--everything was copied from the individual members of AKB 48 and digitized to create this Platonic ideal of a pop star.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technolo ... ial/39182/



The Japanese sim was discussed here.
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=972&p=2354591&hilit=japanese+sim#p2354591
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Re: CGI sim 'Eagle snatches baby': litmus test?

Postby MsQ on March 19th, 2013, 12:25 pm

Whoops, I somehow missed that!
Thanks Antipodean :)
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Re: CGI sim 'Eagle snatches baby': litmus test?

Postby guivre on March 20th, 2013, 1:50 am

MsQ wrote:
icarusinbound wrote:
do these serve to allay the fears of the multitudes that the technology just isn't good enough to fool these kindly public-spirited MSM newsroom guys, who successfully defuse this ersatz depiction, thus the normal reality balances are restored. We can all go back to faithfully consuming our tv dinner, assured in the spoon-fed knowledge that defended reality remains real: the court-house of family news bulletin programming has 'saved' the viewer, yet again.

]


I wonder this too every time I see a viral fake image "busted".


Last week this marketing tool masquerading as a publication took out the time to "debunk" the Jeff Gordon test drive ad (which doesn't even look remotely amateur.)

USA Today - Jeff Gordon Test Drive

Remember that Pepsi Max viral video from 24 hours ago in which Jeff Gordon took a car salesman out for a wild test drive that included audacious spinouts, and NASCAR-like speeds? Turns out that's it not real!

Shoot, I shouldn't have revealed that news before telling you to sit down first. Don't want anyone passing out from the shock that a major corporation didn't actually have a major sports star take an illegal, litigious joyride around empty parking lots as part of an advertising campaign.

Aside from looking, feeling and seeming completely fake, the video was broken down by the car experts at Jalopnik. They found numerous signs of phoniness, among them:
...


It makes me furious that we see that kind of dissection and not anything remotely close to anything that resembles a real issue. Not that I would expect it from USA Today, but any media professional anywhere, besides here, talking about media fakery in a real way.

Anyway, that little Some Birds vid was how I found September Clues in the first place. Always will be impressed with that short.
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