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Date: 07/25/11 07:16 AM

31 Responses to Global Sphere Illusion On The Greasy Knoll

  1. Profile photo of WorldScott
    WorldScott Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2011 at 7:17 am
    Link: Global Sphere Illusion On The Greasy Knoll - Video of a garden that transforms into an optical illusion of a green world. It looks a bit like a green Death Star.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2011 at 7:55 am
    Man, i hate those greasy knolls. So unhealthy
  3. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2011 at 8:15 am
    That is sweet, and a little surrealist too
  4. Profile photo of coffeekoneko
    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
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    July 25, 2011 at 8:27 am
    You have to be careful not to slip when you walk on a greasy knoll.
  5. Profile photo of WorldScott
    WorldScott Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2011 at 8:30 am
    Not sure how the word "greasy" got in there but it does add a bit of humor! :-D This garden was on temporary display in front of the Paris city hall (the big building in the video).
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2011 at 9:42 am
    somewhere in France
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2011 at 9:53 am
    Man, i hate those greasy knolls. So unhealthy
    Hahaha!

    Typos... you get amusement out of nothing. WIN!

    Anyway the green sphere thing looks cool.

    Why was the video all wobbly and wavy though? Was that just useless effects?
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2011 at 9:58 am
    Woulda been alot better if the video link did not start with the finishing picture
  9. Profile photo of WorldScott
    WorldScott Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2011 at 10:18 am
    "somewhere in France"
    Hôtel de Ville de Paris

    "Why was the video all wobbly and wavy though? Was that just useless effects?"
    The video was shot by hand and the bumpiness was extremely distracting so it was put through stabilizing software which made for that curious effect.


    "Woulda been alot better if the video link did not start with the finishing picture"
    While this is essentially true if a YouTube video has a boring thumbnail image (which that first image forms) people will avoid clicking on it as a suggestion.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Hey I know it`s in France but calling the knoll greasy cmon they like to shower occasionally. AHHH I can almost smell the BO!!
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    kissmybim Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2011 at 10:49 am
    whats up with the appearind(or dissapearing)man at 58sec.?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2011 at 11:56 am
    A nice illustration of trompe l`oeil from wrong angles and the right angle. I`ve been looking for something like that for the pavement chalk drawings, but this is the same idea so it`ll work just as well.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    Cool
  14. Profile photo of WorldScott
    WorldScott Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    "whats up with the appearind(or dissapearing)man at 58sec.?"

    That was a morphing of two separate shots where there were changes to the scenery in between.
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    Sonic2001 Male 18-29
    160 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    Wow they created a grassy deathstar
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    I like how things like that were so much harder before you just had to make a computer model and shine the image on it.
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    WorldScott Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    "I like how things like that were so much harder before you just had to make a computer model and shine the image on it."

    This is very true. Having spoke with some of the folks who built it they explained that they relied upon lasers to align it all up. Good insight.
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    TwoTone Male 18-29
    56 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    ugh, something inside my head just gone broke
  19. Profile photo of Thdot
    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    cool landscaping. boring video.
  20. Profile photo of Nebbie
    Nebbie Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    What makes this knoll greasy? Is it natural or just a lot of fast food eaten on it?
  21. Profile photo of WorldScott
    WorldScott Male 30-39
    73 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    "What makes this knoll greasy? Is it natural or just a lot of fast food eaten on it?"

    Even though I submitted this link this was not the title I submitted. I suspect that "greasy" was meant to be "grassy" but since greasy is not a misspelling of grassy it wasn`t caught by a spell checker.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    Wow, he even got a BIRD to fly backwards at 0:48. Persuasive Director!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    Totally making one of those in my backyard!
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    Cool, but what was the point of running the video backwards? Just show us the illusion.
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    Kaleotera Female 18-29
    472 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    I saw a picture of this a few days ago, it`s nice to see a video for it. Very neat.
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    WorldScott Male 30-39
    73 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    "Cool, but what was the point of running the video backwards? Just show us the illusion."

    In order to have the video develop in such a manner as to have the illusion of the garden come into position as the video plays along it was necessary to start the recording from the final illusion viewpoint. There was a massive line for it so it wouldn`t have been too practical to have shot the video in the proper direction due to time constraints.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    July 26, 2011 at 1:35 am
    Imagine if you just stumbled upon this nonsense
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    July 26, 2011 at 1:53 am
    Wow!
  29. Profile photo of MrAtari
    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1562 posts
    July 26, 2011 at 5:46 am
    can I have the phonenumber of that gardener?
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    July 26, 2011 at 9:17 am
    Yea. Thats my house.
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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
    583 posts
    July 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    wow indeed

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