Silly fake or the real deal?

  • kk5hy avatar
    kk5hy 2 Nov 2011 00:28
    wow, pretty cool.
  • MovingImages avatar
    MovingImages 2 Nov 2011 02:23
    Nice, nice, nice! I was just teaching my students about the "illusion" of compression of perspective using telephoto primes/zooms. This shot replacing 30mins of lecture! Bravo!
  • EdgeofReason avatar
    EdgeofReason 2 Nov 2011 04:56
    I thought it was a nice compositing job. Great stuff!
  • EarthUncutTV avatar
    EarthUncutTV 2 Nov 2011 14:39
    I'm glad the clip can be of some use to your lecture!

    Thanks again for all the comments. I remember when my friend who was leading the expedition uploaded similar footage to Youtube it went viral and caused quite a lot of "discussion" with many people claiming the whole thing was faked!

    James.
  • Stockshooter avatar
    Stockshooter 8 Nov 2011 02:02
    No heat shimmers?
  • EarthUncutTV avatar
    EarthUncutTV 8 Nov 2011 14:45
    Very good point. I'm wondering if the heat is radiating upwards so quickly it doesn't create the traditional mirage style shimmer. A couple of clips of the lava lake without anyone in the foreground and no shimmer:

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    jason 9 Nov 2012 06:13
    Is it real or just a composite??
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  • Mizamook avatar
    Mizamook 9 Nov 2012 06:49
    Would not care to hazard a guess without seeing at least a full-rez still....looks cool though. I figure it would be easy enough either way, lit foreground or comp. Looks like a great end-of-montage/episode/chapter shot.
  • MichaelWard avatar
    MichaelWard 9 Nov 2012 07:58
    Looks great, as stockshooter said, no heat shimmers as he called them. I think if you could add those in and tweak the contrast a bit, it would look even better.