okay here goes. been watching forum for a while, believer in what some people call crazy shiit?...yes
this? massive no. I am someone involved in the media... nothing special i add, but i do have a very good (not wishing to overfloat my own boat)
knowledge of 'professional' film making...From basic cinematography to production marketing to Cgi editing. listing these three particularly as they
are my major strengths 'ie. I really dont do sound well'.
this video screams at me as a hoax for two reasons;
1. (Imho most damning) The 'ufo' image flickers out at the end... this footage is of high quality. If the shape in question was real it would not
'flicker' out as it dissipates. (Watch it again). In adobe final cut/ after effects/premiere (editing software) there are a number of high quality
transitions that allow for all sorts of fading, additive dissolves, fade in/out etc. Unfortunately the higher the quality, the lower resolution the cg
image, and the more obvious the natural lighting, the harder to hide and the more obvious these transitions become. (It takes high quality, specific
built transitions, that normally result in aberrations that only someone closely looking at the video would notice, much to the chagrin of the editor
usually.) Despite being your average filmmaker, and unable to avoid this aberration at the end of a transition an editor could also turn to after
effects to back up their image. As a professionally trained editor the first thing that you need to do in quality CGI is make sure the image 'tracks'.
This means lining up the footage and taking points throughout its appearance to line it up with its surroundings based on knowledge of the object in
question. Now this is normally fine as you could rely on good old physics and hard study of the object to evaluate its behaviour. Now in this instance
that's not available so instead the editor is forced to rely on basic instinct which is to line it up with a fixed point in the footage 'normally a
contrasting and solid corner nearest as possible to the point in question'. this is why the shape doesnt quite look right and doesnt feel material.
Finally it also has no particular lighting from its surroundings affecting it, even when it is fading out or changing materiality (however you see it)
If something/anything was changing its position or relativity it would display light artifacts of some kind in a visible way (no doubt more so in a
non visible way, but i dont have the knowledge or technology to investigate this)
2. The one I have less pro/skills working knowledge of is production marketing, other than to say that if I was a lesser/or more well known
filmographer for that matter, looking to make money, and i got a lucky break securing a boxing star who had a relatively well known (comical or not)
fear of aliens, I would do my best to make that video important to any demographic I could in order to make that video go viral. Youtube advertising
itself is worth a lot if you can get enough peeps clicking on the vid even to debunk the thing. Yes it's not exactly highbrow or likely to land you a
Tarantino contract but it certainly pays the bills.
I'm very sorry to say it but this whole video reminds me of a WWF/WWE 'drama interlude'. If you want more convincing evidence then I recommend you go
back to the Jerusalem UFO thread. There is still unanswered questions there it seems.
Being cynical and having the knowledge to do it myself, I wonder if the well known OP is testing the ATS audience, because i find it hard to believe
he'd not spot this one. (apologies if off the mark with this comment)
Note: For those hardcore believers in this particular video who ask... 'how do you know a UFO wouldnt flicker out like this?' ... I answer simply 'I
dont'. However as a believer in the weight of evidence (human history) as opposed to single scientific proof (show me the inside of its fuselage
'then' I will believe) , I will say I have heard/read/seen a lot of 'evidence' for extra/intra terrestrial UFO's and to date haven't seen another that
flickers out that remains unclassified as a hoax.
If it matters I hope i'm wrong and ET's like smashing peoples brains out for sport too. (sarcastic but hopefully taken in light humour)
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