I've already exchanged some U2Us with the OP, and i will add my humble two cents about the video in the op:
Philipe Kling David, its author, is a victim of the people who have stolen his fictional work and re-uploaded it out of contest
Here is his YouTube channel
he clearly indicates (even at the start of each video) the link to www.mundogump.com.br...
saying in the description "the truth is there": it
took to me one minute, the first time i saw one of his videos, to find out the truth, and the truth is that it's a fictional, self produced work,
never intended to be an hoax. Someone, every now and then, download it from his channel and re-upload it out of contest, giving to his videos crazy
I've also invited Philipe here and he joined ATS, we had a very nice discussion with him
CGI: discussion with Philipe Kling David
His ATS profile: Philipe3d
I'm confident that after visiting his website and reading his story, many will get convinced that he's just a victim of the people who have stolen
his works and tried to pass them as the real deal: he's a psychologist, illustrator, 3d artist and runs a special effects company called
Portifolium: imagine some guy who cuts a part of The Independence Day, then he uploads it to Youtube claiming it to be real: would we blame Roland
Emmerich if someone would take it seriously, or take the UFO phenomenon less seriously? I'm just talking about philipe's specific case,
while regarding the people who make CGI and try to pass them as the real deal, I have to say that YES, should face some real punishment because they
give a bad name to the whole community, including those who put time and efforts in order to get as closer as possible to the truth, including YOU who
are reading this post right now
In Italy, for example, there's a law called "procurato allarme" (we could translate it as "creation of false alarm" ):
well, the guy who took this photo
Filiberto Caponi, was charged for that, cause he claimed that there was some kinda of UFO invasion in order to add credibility to the pic, while the
object in the pic turned out to be a puppet made by himself with clay (he was a clay modeler/sculptor), according to the local police. I would like to
see some similar law, just up to date.
CGI can be a KILLER for ufology, it's a threat to say the very least:
so I share the concerns expressed in the OP: they are very understandable, i just wanted to share the story of Philipe, whom has no faults but keeps
being blamed everywhere to be an hoaxter, while he's just a director, animator, researcher who has no money enough to make some hollywood kolossal,
but he's trying to get the attention of some major by making and sharing his fictional work on HIS OWN website
In my humble opinion, who makes an hoax and tries to pass it as real
should be somehow punished, of course those who make money by selling dvd
containing a load of crap:
for example, one who produces a DVD knowing that its contents are hoaxes, shouldn't be allowed to sell DVD anymore, should be banned from the market
and end of story, while the present scenario shows many people PROVEN to have endorsed blatant hoaxes, and aware tey were hoaxes, still selling DVDs
and still being believed, and this is unacceptable.
While those who make their ten seconds CGI, are not a serious threat in my opinion: a video with no story, no witnesses, no real names, no media
coverage... will go nowhere. We can protect ourselves by increasing our skills in identifying hoaxes, posing questions over questions, researching,
studing the best cases and sharing them. There are so many interesting and unexplained cases out there: has yet to born the attention seeker able to
dowsize their importance with a crappy ten seconds CGI.
While the artists like Chris Oakley, Kris Avery, David Nicolas, manbird12000 could be very helpfull because they show what can be done with the last
software. Thanks for the OP and for the other posts.
[edit on 1/5/2009 by internos]