you obviously have little to no knowledge about CGi and VFX i'm pretty sure. i do have that knowledge since i'm in 3D modeling & texturing for more
than10 years. in animation i have knowledge too, but not as much.
i can promise you, for skilled 3D modellers/3D Sculpters and Animators, creating such a simple Alien Body is not hard work when compare it to the real
crazy stuff that i've already seen from 3D sculpting artists in full colour. and all the single video sequences in all three videos, are just a few
seconds long. so the artist doesn't need to work on it for days or weeks and to render the material for hours. that's the first thing that i want to
make clear. let me explain shortly how it could have been done!
1. an alien must be created. 2. the Alien Body needs to be "rigged" to the virtual "skeleton"/ "bones". 3. the body needs to be "weight painted", so
that the skin and the pant suit moves physically correct to the rest of the body when animated later. 4. setting up the scenery/background and animate
the alien/aliens. 6. composing the footage. i could go deeper into detail and what tricks could have been used.
why it looks so authentic, is just the grainy, low resolution black and white footage. without being looking as crappy, anyone would immediately see
the fake. the hoaxers even don't need to care about colorizing everthing, because the footage will be black & white in any case later. just the
natural lighting, the shadow cast and the "ambient occlusion" needs to be sit right.
but here comes the point....me personally, i don't think they just used lame film effects that can be easily detected by somebody who knows those
effects from his video cutting program, but a real analog 8mm camera could have been used instead. you can get those for a few bucks along with the
tape btw. and a beamer/film projector with a screen of course. i'll explain why a film projector would be of advantage!
now imagine the fake footage is done. you put it in a old vintage reel-to-reel projector and throw it on screen. now you take the 8mm and record it
directly from the screen. you can even shake the camera a little so that it will look more real. after it's done, digitalize the record and make some
i understand, this all sounds ultra complicated as if it's much work. indeed....it is to some extent, but not as much you might believe. and why all
those efforts, what were the intensions by creating a very great looking hoax you might think? well, it's just for fun and to proving themselves.
creating something on that he/they can be proud of. i know that good feeling too, when i create a detailed weapon with detailed textures for a video
game, close as possible to the original real steel counter part