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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: Ghost147
For the majority, You can't "convince" them.
They already have their mind made up before they click the thread.
originally posted by: constant_thought
For me as a critic more than a flat out denier/skeptic I prefer to see details - something up close and personal that displays features that move naturally, and a form that flows with the lighting and backdrop seamlessly. A little otherworldliness wouldn't go amiss either. If it's weird, fits with the scene and I can see details you will have my undivided attention, and I am guessing others would be the same.
For me personally I try not to just call everything out as hoax, it's only if it has displayed characteristics that deviate from the above. I work in digital media (mostly photoshop and web development these days, but I have experience in 3d modeling, compositing and general cgi through numerous platforms), and there are normally giveaways you tend to notice. With experience in the same realms that the hoaxers come from, you often can see the hallmarks of "digital intervention"
Tip number one, heavy compression is used to hide poor compositing. No one is using a recording device that bad anymore, and even if they are and it is legitimate, there isn't enough data to go on to prove or disprove. 10/10 times the more outlandish the video the more heavily compressed it is as it takes much more skill to composite accurately.
We're a tricky bunch to please I will admit that, but its not because we don't want to believe, we just all individually have our own tickboxes to check before we jump into the deep end