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originally posted by: Elyei
I suspect that the late Naval Commanding Officer Robert Dean was the one who gave the Skinny Bob footage to the media leak
I'm also on the lookout for the footage of the alien interview where someone took it and lightened it, hoping to find a puppeteer in the background. They had realized the footage had been darkened for release on TV.
Calvin Colbert 3 years ago
I have been in the VFX industry for 25 years (I, for obvious reasons will keep my identity private - I was part of the team that did Life of Pi). This is NOT CGI, and the movement is too fluid to be mechanical. Could a company like ILM make this video? Sure...if you've got a ton of money. Not likely the kind of money you'd use to produce a free YouTube video though. I'm not saying this is real....but if it isn't, it's some of the best work I've ever seen!!!
Calvin Colbert 3 years ago +Jin Ion -
I know people who worked on the Matrix too. No, the green was actually used as a color scheme to create a visual separation between the Matrix and the "real" world. Not because of green spill. There are some pretty advanced methods to get rid of spill, so even back then, that wouldn't have been a problem. That said, to answer your question, NO - $10,000 is not going to get you VFX this good. Good enough to fool VFX professionals? No. Not in my opinion. And quite honestly, I wouldn't use video games as the standard. Even Xbox One effects aren't feature film quality. The lion in 'Life of Pi' was CG and about as close as you can get to real - but that movie took around 2 years in R&D (research and development) and a team of hundreds to pull off! This "aliens" movements are too fluid. A simple thing like the fluidity of the alien's brow requires hundreds of CG "muscles" to pull off movements that fluid. A mask, or makeup would be stiff and obvious.
I don't know if it is real or not (I wasn't there, after all)...but I'm stumped. Again, if it's fake...GREAT JOB!!!
Calvin Colbert 3 years ago +Jin Ion -
I think, honestly, that some people who say it's fake may have only seen this clip. I've seen the entire clip of this segment where he holds up his arm and gives a sarcastic "you silly humans" grin as he completes what may have been a puzzle test or something, then the one where he turns completely to the camera. And finally, the one where the multiple aliens walk into a meeting. Those movements are very fluid. The bodies seem real - which means that the only way they could pull this off is by putting a big head on a body - makeup wouldn't be possible because the neck is so extended that a normal person's head wouldn't fit in (for example, look at HansFaulkner's material. That alien is obviously fake because (among other things) the dimensions of this alien are completely human, and the facial expressions do not change. On the contrary, this aliens neck is extended, the shoulders point down and are relaxed (when he's standing), and the facial expressions exhibit realistic musculature. It's hard to see how, even a child, could fit into this body and an effects team could pull off the realistic facial movement on a mask attached to a kid. Again, the neck alone extends far past where you'd expect a normal humans neck to go - 1:54 of this clip, for example. The military has the money and technology to make a film like this, in theory. So, I wouldn't discount it. But...why? Whoever did this, if it's not real, is really good.
originally posted by: SlowMaxon
Theres an EBE with no eyelids in Ivan's first video