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The Dropping Elevator

Hits: 8921 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Misc. | Added by: fancylad
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collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3740 Posts
Monday, October 29, 2012 3:17:31 PM
patchgraber: glad im not the only one who noticed.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5717 Posts
Monday, October 29, 2012 7:39:08 AM
Men and women


RobSwindol
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2451 Posts
Monday, October 29, 2012 4:30:47 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.

Adcro
Male, 18-29, Europe
 366 Posts
Monday, October 29, 2012 3:08:53 AM
It didn't drop, the floor panels did, and even then only virtually.

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:34:13 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

hauswyfe
Female, 30-39, Southern US
 275 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 5:34:30 PM
We thought it was funny...

Matwix_2004
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 5:13:18 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.

SnoopyBG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 648 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:24:17 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.

turbotong
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 603 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:15:13 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.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:11:45 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.

-Grim-
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 56 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 3:28:25 PM
@Afugy. Also, everyone is getting on and off the elevator on the 12th floor

Afugy
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 198 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 1:24:52 PM
At 1:26 you can see the reflection of the green screen on the handrail. Sorry, it's fake.

skytz1337
Male, 18-29, Europe
 690 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 1:15:23 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..

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10272 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 12:56:00 PM
Nice

funnehkitteh
Male, 18-29, Europe
 528 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 12:05:22 PM
I'm with @Katluver

katluver
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 321 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:50:43 AM
Should have shown a video of the elevator shaft simulating the actual elevator falling...

Mad_Gremlyn
Male, 18-29, Western US
 439 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:43:26 AM
You are now slightly more likely to buy LG products than you were 2 minutes ago. Have a nice day, consumer :)

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12320 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:26:58 AM
It's an add for expensive panels

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:26:35 AM
Kinda underwhelming.

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 Posts
Friday, October 26, 2012 7:33:55 PM
Link: The Dropping Elevator [Rate Link] - So real, you'll crap your pants.


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