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

Hits: 15008 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Science | Added by: kitteh9lives
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InTheNameOf
Male, 30-39, Western US
 335 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 5:50:23 PM
Yawn, who cares?

OutWest
Male, 50-59, Western US
 548 Posts
Monday, November 14, 2011 1:07:29 PM
Good stuff...

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15497 Posts
Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:58:31 PM
First time I see that video, its cool indeed

asurazero
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 185 Posts
Sunday, November 13, 2011 3:18:01 PM
looks like it was engineered to break apart at the end....

RyanHake
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2698 Posts
Sunday, November 13, 2011 9:10:24 AM
I wanna see someone send up a single strip of uncooked bacon.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Sunday, November 13, 2011 8:20:03 AM
Sorcery.

MattyP
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 181 Posts
Sunday, November 13, 2011 6:31:13 AM
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!

BexyWexy
Female, 30-39, Europe
 64 Posts
Sunday, November 13, 2011 3:56:24 AM
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.



Smartaleck
Female, 13-17, Western US
 22 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:25:46 PM
ahhhh yeahhhh sacramento :)

columbia505
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 7 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:01:11 PM
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...

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 409 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:13:56 PM
@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.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3343 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:10:50 PM
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.

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 409 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:06:21 PM
@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.

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:06:08 PM
Shopped. Or at least it should have been.

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 409 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:03:52 PM
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.

nospoons
Male, 18-29, Australia
 184 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 1:53:17 PM
why wouldnt you just use cg?

KeePay
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 492 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 11:56:40 AM
At first I thought it was a part of China's space program.

Buiadh
Male, 18-29, Europe
 6651 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 11:50:19 AM
Never seen the ad. Nicely done though.

poonoodle
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 38 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 11:48:16 AM
Did they buy their weather balloon with points from Chase Sapphire?

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3610 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 11:38:36 AM
Very cool! I wish it would have shown the final product, the commercial!

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1284 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:03:56 AM
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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