It`s A Bird, It`s A Plane....No! It`s A Chair!

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Science

Toshiba needed a chair flown to the edge of space & filmed. This is how a small volunteer aerospace company got it there
There are 21 comments:
Male 335
Yawn, who cares?
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Male 546
Good stuff...
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Male 15,510
First time I see that video, its cool indeed
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Male 185
looks like it was engineered to break apart at the end....
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Male 2,690
I wanna see someone send up a single strip of uncooked bacon.
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Male 2,737
Sorcery.
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Male 197
Whodat, are you going to the mall next month to tell all the kids that santa isn`t real? It`s a chair in space. It`s cool. It`s novel. Enjoy it and be jealous you didn`t think of it first. Now I have to find something unique to put in space...and I`m not even gonna youtube it!
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Female 63
This was pretty neat. James May`s Man Lab (2) did something similar, sending the cremated remains of Budgie #35 the budgie and Tommy the Cat up into space. Bit more interesting, but quite long.


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Female 4
ahhhh yeahhhh sacramento :)
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Male 7
sweet video, but how about you guys remove the `drag to share` icon when it`s covering the play button...and the volume...and every other control for the video...
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Male 416
@whodat6484: I doubt it`d be cheaper to do it CGI, as that would require skilled professionals who would demand pay. This commercial - or at least the launching of the chair itself - was done largely by volunteers who normally work with this guy`s aerospace company but, in this case, launched a chair.

If you`ll look at my comment below, you`ll see a link to the actual commercial - and you`ll notice that they DON`T remove the strings from the commercial. They`re not trying to make this look like a self-floating chair; it`s just an interesting situational concept.
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Male 3,908
OK, this is cool for a "Behind The Scenes" video and the simple fact they damn near put a chair in space with a f**king balloon, but that`s it. I`m sure CGI would be a cheaper alternative to make a commercial like this, not to mention they probably had to use CGI anyway to remove the strings & sh*t attached to the chair for the finished product.
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Male 416
@nospoons: I`m not in the film industry, but I`ve had several clients who are in it.

They`ve all told me that CGI`s a very poor substitute for live filming. It should only be done sparingly - and not when the element is on the screen for a long time, is moving, in changing lighting conditions, and (this is not relevant here) of an organic nature.

Again, I`m not an expert - but I do agree that CGI is overused.
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Male 3,310
Shopped. Or at least it should have been.
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Male 416
Very cool, yes - but, as I understand it, it`s basically a remake of Escape Vehicle No 6 by Simon Faithfull.

Original by Faithfull:
http://goo.gl/hL8hE

Here`s the one by Toshiba`s ad agency:
http://goo.gl/TVug

The Toshiba one is of higher quality, but I think they should`ve given props to Simon.
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Male 184
why wouldnt you just use cg?
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Male 493
At first I thought it was a part of China`s space program.
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Male 6,737
Never seen the ad. Nicely done though.
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Male 40
Did they buy their weather balloon with points from Chase Sapphire?
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Male 4,431
Very cool! :-) I wish it would have shown the final product, the commercial!
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Female 8,043
Link: It`s A Bird, It`s A Plane....No! It`s A Chair! [Rate Link] - Toshiba needed a chair flown to the edge of space & filmed. This is how a small volunteer aerospace company got it there
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