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Viral Video of Dolphins-A Fake? Video

In animal behavior, Interesting and funny, videos on August 16, 2012 at 22:54

 

Mark Peters, an avid fisherman from Martinez, California, recently posted a spectacular underwater video of a school of dolphins on Vimeo, and within a week, it went totally viral. After garnering more than 600K views in three days on Vimeo alone, “The Blue” has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS newsThe Today Show and various other media outlets. The 4-minute film, shot on a goPro Hero2 and encased in a special housing, shows surprisingly crisp footage of dolphins trailing a boat while Mr. Peters and his colleagues fished for albacore. Mr. Peters says the dolphins followed them for about 15 minutes.

Viewers either were completely amazed by the quality of the footage or questioned its authenticity, arguing that CGI made the dolphins come alive.

“Tell me a movie that looks as real as my footage that used CGI. I don’t even think Avatar looks as real as my footage,” he told Creativity. “I mean they spent millions of dollars. At first I was flattered but now I’m just tired of the comments.”

 

Mr. Peters says that many things contributed to the videos’ quality. The GoPro Hero 2 camera he used is known for its HD resolution. But instead of using a curved lens, Mr. Peters replaced it with a flat lens that he says works better for underwater filming.

 

The curved lens is “a very wide angle lens. There’s something about when you put it in water, that curvature distorts the image a bit. Makes it kind of blurry.” Additionally, they were fishing up to 20 miles off the coast of Santa Cruz, in clearer water, and used a clear housing for the camera; this all aided in the videos clarity.

“I made the housing clear that most of its invisible. I think the dolphins were intrigued by it. They were looking into it. When they’re there, their eye is looking inside the camera,” he said.

His intended audience was an online fishing forum. With up to 10,000 people in the forum, he was expecting to only reach 800-1000 views. Although he didn’t intend to have any commercial gain from the video, Mr. Peters says he’s looking into stock photo and image companies like Footage Search and iStock Photo to help license the footage.

And, if you’re not willing to take Mr. Peters’ word for it, we asked two visual effects experts, Framestore‘s William Bartlett and The Mill’s Angus Kneale, to weigh in on the video’s authenticity.

http://creativity-online.com/news/were-the-dolphins-fake/236700

 

5 Year Old Swims With Sharks,Father Films it, Video

In Interesting and funny on July 24, 2012 at 14:23

Read the Father’s response to the concerned people.

Story:

Published on Jun 20, 2012 by 

UPDATE: I have disabled commenting on this video. If you were greatly concerned about our daughter’s well-being, I appreciate it. If you thought it was amazing, thanks! Either way, you can feel free to send me a message. The media has naturally spun this out of control. We are DONE with the publicity, we don’t want fame or money, and never meant for this to “go viral”. She was safe the whole time, experts agree. We would never toss her in with great whites, tiger or bull sharks. Also, we were both WITH Anaia the whole time, and by the time we were in the water, the shark‘s behavior was completely different than the beginning of the video. (you will notice if you look carefully) Plus, they don’t feed the sharks when people are swimming, so the sharks don’t have an association with swimmers and food. This was with a tour of about 40 people, including one other child. (NOT the first kids to do this, by any means.) They’ve done it 20 years with NO incidents. These sharks are not known to attack, and if you think all sharks are equal, please look at the difference between a Doberman and a Pomeranian….get it? :)
And apparently you can swim with these guys at some disney thing now. Dangerous, eh?

Many of you thought the video was a great experience, and understood the low risk. But the comments got too off topic and I didn’t feel like keeping up with them. My now unfortunate trade mark “Life is too short to be boring” was probably the very last thing I said to the reporter after over 30 minutes of interviewing. I think I was done talking by then, and they decided that would be the best way to portray me…thanks a lot! We have been criticized to be overly cautious parents, believe it or not. I kept her rear-facing in her car-seat until she was three, she is not allowed to approach a dog she doesn’t know, I never let her run ahead of me in the parking lot, she will be driven to school…etc.

This was a trip with Power Boat Adventures off of Nassau Bahamas. It was awesome! The lunch they fed us was the best, plus they had an open bar! (One always likes to drink before swimming with sharks, no?) There has been no attacks, and they have been doing it for 20 years. We swam with Reef, Lemon, and Nurse sharks, all very low on the aggression index, yet still very thrilling! Put it on your bucket list!

TV Station Telecasts Porn Instead of Good Morning

In Interesting and funny, Media, US on April 16, 2012 at 23:55

Anchors at a function

Programme anchors.

The irony is that as soon as the Porn was taken off the air,it was replaced by Religious programme.!

Viewers in Colorado got an eyeful when a local TV station accidentally broadcast hard-core porn in place of “Good Morning America,” which was scheduled to air.

The X-rated footage, which was shown in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colo., aired for only a few seconds Thursday morning and was quickly replaced by religious programming.

It took KRDO News Channel 13 nearly three hours to solve the glitch, which the station said affected only Comcast customers.

Viewers sounded off on KRDO’s Facebook page, several angry that their young children had gotten a glimpse of the inappropriate programming.

“My 7-year-old was watching porn instead of your news,” wrote Megan Ortiz.

“I’ve been on the phone already this morning after the porn that was broadcast while my daughter was eating breakfast!,” wrote Karrie Kuklish. “I’m outraged!!! Sick!”

KRDO posted a statement on its Facebook page around 6 a.m. Thursday, stating that it was working on the problem, which it called “an issue with Comcast.”

Comcast later released a statement of apology, posted on KRDO’s website.

“The issue was a result of human error, which has been resolved, and preventative measures have been taken to avoid this from happening again in the future,” Comcast spokeswoman Cindy Parsons said.

It’s not the first time the TV station has made headlines for an on-air blunder. In March, a pre-taped segment of a KRDO weather reporter cursing and storming off the set accidentally aired.

rmurray@nydailynews.com

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/television/colorado-tv-station-krdo-airs-porn-good-morning-america-article-1.1061350

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