Global Sphere Illusion On The Greasy Knoll

Submitted by: WorldScott 6 years ago in Entertainment

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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Male 583
wow indeed
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Male 6,693
Yea. Thats my house.
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Male 1,569
can I have the phonenumber of that gardener?
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Male 5,413
Wow!
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Male 4,902
Imagine if you just stumbled upon this nonsense
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Male 74
"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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Female 472
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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Male 11,739
Cool, but what was the point of running the video backwards? Just show us the illusion.
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Male 40,772
Totally making one of those in my backyard!
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Male 8,300
Wow, he even got a BIRD to fly backwards at 0:48. Persuasive Director!
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Male 74
"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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Male 864
What makes this knoll greasy? Is it natural or just a lot of fast food eaten on it?
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Male 657
cool landscaping. boring video.
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Male 56
ugh, something inside my head just gone broke
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Male 74
"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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Male 1,929
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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Male 160
Wow they created a grassy deathstar
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Male 74
"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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Male 25,416
Cool
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Male 12,365
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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Male 439
whats up with the appearind(or dissapearing)man at 58sec.?
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Male 14,331
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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Male 74
"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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Male 910
Woulda been alot better if the video link did not start with the finishing picture
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Male 10,440
[quote] Man, i hate those greasy knolls. So unhealthy [/quote]
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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Male 1,360
somewhere in France
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Male 74
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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Female 1,008
You have to be careful not to slip when you walk on a greasy knoll.
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Male 15,510
That is sweet, and a little surrealist too
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Male 1,832
Man, i hate those greasy knolls. So unhealthy
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Male 74
Link: Global Sphere Illusion On The Greasy Knoll [Rate Link] - 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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