Originally posted by RoyBatty
reply to post by Patrik
If you are used to working with After Effects or Maya and are used to some standard particle effects, yes it's easy to look at these and say that. I
could point to many issues with the video (for example, the zoom renders the terminator of the mood a bit blurry but the "crafts" are sharp) but after
about 3 seconds of seeing the motion I can tell it's cgi. It's annoying and there might be legit videos out there, but most of what's on YouTube is
manufactured. If you were used to working with these applications you'd probably conclude the same.
The ONLY sane way to go about this and to do research if you say:
* It can be faked easily, therefore it should be considered fake, hoax, etc.
Yes, there will always be the ones who will reply: "Yes, it could be faked, but couldn't it be legit as well?"-
But this is a philosophy which won't get you far, you will only end up with 1000s of 1000s of videos/cases which "could be faked" or "might possible
be legit"..and you will likely NEVER find out whether it's a legit video or not, instead having wasted a lot of time and ignoring the REAL good cases
in the process.
A "good" case or footage is where there is NO rational explanation, where there is no easy explanation or possible way to fake or CGI it. ONLY THEN
you can quickly and easily eliminate the 99% of hoaxes etc. and look at the 1% remaining which are really worth investigating.
As a rule...if it can be faked, looks fake..it is very, very likely fake.
Same goes for UFO videos or ghost videos etc...i cannot take a ghost video seriously where all it would take is a piece of string to move an object
and them film it - DESPITE someone claiming that the object is moved "by a ghost"..even if it would be extremely, extremely simple to make the same
video using a simple piece of string.
If we want EVIDENCE or PROOF...we need to look at the video and tell ourselves what real evidence is actual on the video?
A moving piece of furniture is NOT proof for a ghost, it is a piece of moving furniture, nothing more.
A light in the sky is NOT proof for an UFO, it's only a light in the sky.
And so forth and so forth. And especially in an age where everyone with a PC can fake really good videos of all sorts, we have to raise standards and
be more critical. As easy as that.
edit on 17-9-2012 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)