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Date: 10/28/12 10:15 AM

20 Responses to The Dropping Elevator

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18410 posts
    October 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    Link: The Dropping Elevator - So real, you`ll crap your pants.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 10:26 am
    Kinda underwhelming.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14461 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 10:26 am
    It`s an add for expensive panels
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 18-29
    508 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 10:43 am
    You are now slightly more likely to buy LG products than you were 2 minutes ago. Have a nice day, consumer :)
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    katluver Male 18-29
    321 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 10:50 am
    Should have shown a video of the elevator shaft simulating the actual elevator falling...
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    I`m with @Katluver
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10714 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    ok..stupid question...why don`t they do elevator floors out of glass? i mean there are types of glass that can easily hold a car..
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    At 1:26 you can see the reflection of the green screen on the handrail. Sorry, it`s fake.
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    -Grim- Male 18-29
    56 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    @Afugy. Also, everyone is getting on and off the elevator on the 12th floor
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    I didn`t see the green screen glow, i tried seeing it like 5 times but couldn`t see it... however, my main issue is the display angles.

    For example when the hidden camera shows from above, the picture in the top right screen is different if compared to when viewing from the hidden camera in the button pusher. Plus the square, when zoomed in in HD looks kind of cropped around the edges.
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    turbotong Male 18-29
    600 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    I see the unexplained green reflection, but why would a green screen even be necessary here? They can just build a small set relatively cheaply.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    647 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    Because in different cameras the viewpoint of the 3d in screen changes. You can`t achieve this by playing it on the screens. You have to composite it later according the camera.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    TheGuySmiley - On the metal handrails.
    skytz1337 - People are skittish and wouldn`t like it more as a just in case thing. People might start TRYING to break it (not to break it deliberately, but you know how teenage boys can be). I mean, I don`t like walking on glass walkways anyway, there wouldn`t be any chance in hell I would get into an elevator with a glass floor, safety tested with ten elephants or otherwise.
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    hauswyfe Female 30-39
    280 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    We thought it was funny...
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    October 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    im sure its real, i mean editing video and erasing all the people who didnt give a rats ass is just a fairy tale
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    Adcro Male 18-29
    369 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 3:08 am
    It didn`t drop, the floor panels did, and even then only virtually.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2498 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 4:30 am
    SnoopyBG is perfectly correct. This is not achievable.

    This trick can only look realistic from one vantage point. But the video shows the Gag from multiple angles. This is impossible.

    It`s like those sidewalk chalk artists. Their illusions can only be captured from a single viewing position. From any other position, the images are distorted and hardly recognizable.

    To get a better idea of how impossible this is, pay close attention to the middle monitor. When the camera is pointing straight down to the floor, the middle monitor is displaying the bottom of the elevator shaft. But from viewing this gag from the offset camera angle, that same monitor doesn`t display the bottom of the elevator shaft, but the side wall of the elevator shat. So ask yourself, "How can a single monitor project two entirely different images toward two very specific viewpoints simultaneously?".

    The answer is simple... they can`t.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 7:39 am
    Men and women ;-)

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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3746 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    patchgraber: glad im not the only one who noticed.

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