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There is a very easy way to tell the Skinny Bob videos are fake. Why would you hear an old projector on a YouTube video?
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: underwerks
He said it would cost around $250,000 to produce this, and breaks down the costs in one of his posts.
Not in the one you linked.
Assuming it’s not an utter genius who created it entirely by themselves on computer in their bedroom purely for the hell of it, then it was a team of professionals using a whole mix of SFX disciplines.
If I was asked to make it and it had to be an accurate recreation of the Skinny Bob footage, I wouldn’t make it with CGI. I would create him using an animatronic puppet, maybe augmented with a bit of digital editing. I would need a workshop and either a secret location (for the crashed saucer bit), or a space to build a set. I would also need to build an alien for the short autopsy clip. My crew would have to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement that basically states they can never disclose they worked on it to anyone.... potentially for ever. It would take at least 5 skilled workers - a sculptor, mouldmaker, fabricator, animatronic engineer and a Digital artist about a month to make Bob. That’s £2,000 a week for each. That’s £40,000. Put a bare minimum of one assistant with each pro at £1,000 a week - £20,000.. That’s £60,000 just for labour. Realistically I would hire more assistants putting it at closer to £100,000. Materials would come to about £20,000. To just create a shoot ready Bob it would be about £130,000 - £150,000.
I would need to hire an excellent puppeteers to reproduce those hyper real subtle movements Bob makes. Their salary can vary, but a good puppeteer like those who work for Jim Henson’s would charge about £5,000 to £10,000 a day. It would take at least 2 puppeteers to operate Bob, for a day’s shoot. I’ll use the lowest payment.., £10,000.
I would also need carpenters and fabricators/model makers for the crashed UFO. They would be building the UFO, dead bodies and dressing the set/location. I also need a living walking alien to approach the camera. I would probably use a child performer wearing a pull over skinny Bob head mask we made in the puppet shop, which means I need to hire an extra mouldmaker for a week to cast out a child safe mask - £1,200. I would give the saucer and set construction 3 weeks. Film carpenters get about £1,500 a week and I want 2 of them - £9,000. Model makers get roughly the same and I need at least 2 for the UFO - £9,000. The fabricators would build the dead alien, bits of set and the suit for the child to wear including the costume. I’ve just worked with a master fabricator on Tom and Jerry. He was on £2’000 a week. He would need a week to create the dead body and suit, but I’m using him for Bob’s puppet body and costume so he’d be hired a week earlier than everyone else for about a week. For labour to create the crashed saucer clip it would be around £20,000. Materials wouldn’t be that much and would come to around £5,000 The budget would differ between it being an indoor set or a location. For an indoor set it would need the hire of a small sound stage for 2 weeks. The lowest price is £500 a day - £7, 000
The autopsy clip depicts a different alien than Skinny Bob so that’s another small team for about 2 weeks. A sculptor, mouldmaker, fabricator and prop modeller - £16,000.
including a rough calculation for catering, insurance, an office, driver, workshop overheads and other things the rough budget to recreate the black and white Skinny Bob video would be around £220,000. Nearly a quarter of a million.
Do you think he might be talking about TTSA? That "original post" isn't very old.
Since uploading my original post there have been some massive breakthroughs in UFO Disclosure that the world and UFOlogists can’t argue with.