posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 04:19 PM
There are a couple of reasons why fake ufo videos are a great way for aspiring CGI artists to test their skills, even if they have no bad intentions
The first is obious. Pictures and videos presented as real ufos will be taken apart frame by frame, both by laymans and if they're good enough to
pass the girst round of debunking then by people with a lot of knowledge on the field. They'll be sure to point out anythign that seems unreal or out
of place - feedback that's very important for someone bettering their skills.
The second is, that it's rather hard to get good feedback. If a picture is presented as CGI there are often two kinds of feedback, the guys who go
"Awesome!" and then there are the nitpickers. If you're good enough the general public will almost always just go "awesome!" and offer no
meaningfull critique and fellow 3d artists might look at the pics from a too technical perspective - or won't bother commenting at all, if the pics
fall into the trap of being mediocre.
So, fakes get you real feedback and if some people really believe the pics to be real then that's good feedback that won't feel fake no matter how
low self-esteem you might have... And believe me, I've known some brilliant artists with very bad self-esteem problems. They just couldn't take a
compliment about their work, they were so convinced it was crap and people were just trying to be nice or were ignorant - and none of them are artist
But then again, this only applies to a small part of hoaxes. Most are way too bad to be anything more than a quick attempt at getting some attention