posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 07:19 AM
I work in digital fx and have done quite a bit of compositing and matchmoving etc.. I think it is genuine, here's why even though it's pretty simple
looking you would have to hand animate the object on that background plate to match the extremely jittery camera. There's lots of good matchmoving
software out there but generally you need a constant point of reference for the entire shot, all you have here is the mountain range, not enough. You
also have to match the motion blur (very difficult) as well which it seems too. Also the poorer quality the video the harder it is to track.
Not too say it's impossible but even though it's a quick shot theres a bit of work there so I'm thinking why bother, There are some well done
hoax's around you can pick them, sometimes on the basis of looking a little to good, a definate craft(unmistakable), an ochestrated or well timed
camera move, bad tracking, motion blur or grain dosen't match etc...If I were to hoax a shot (Never) I'd do something a bit more exciting then a
speck of light.
I would love to see this replication, just remember to get a similar background plate, handheld from a moving car (shake that camera a bit) with no
Sorry if I'm off topic, but I hear "I could fake that" a lot and I think really? Do you need a job maybe I can hook you up.
Cool clip very unique.