Silly fake or the real deal?

  • EarthUncutTV avatar
    EarthUncutTV 1 Nov 2011 09:31
    Hello everyone!

    Would love to get some opinions on the following clip as to whether people here think it's a green screen fake job or the real deal.

    Get the Flash Player to see this clip...


    I produced the clip myself.

    Many thanks in advance!

    James.
  • wideweb avatar
    wideweb 1 Nov 2011 09:43
    Fake: the geologist does not use gloves.
  • EarthUncutTV avatar
    EarthUncutTV 1 Nov 2011 14:32
    Thanks for the quick reply and it's a good observation. I'l wait and see if anyone else chimes in before explaining my thoughts on the clip.
  • WHstock avatar
    WHstock 1 Nov 2011 15:18
    Geologist looks a bit too bright but a good fake
  • RekindlePhoto avatar
    RekindlePhoto 1 Nov 2011 18:21
    With the bright lava in background, shine on the front of the suit a little bright. The rocks are showing dark shadows but the man is not. With that said, if you did not ask the question I doubt a typical user would notice.
  • TheEngineer avatar
    TheEngineer 1 Nov 2011 18:59
    I call it fake - but a pretty reasonable fake
  • dapoopta avatar
    dapoopta 1 Nov 2011 20:29
    they have some camera shake at the end. if you had the original you could see if the video shakes like that in the background... BUY IT AND TELL US
  • kk5hy avatar
    kk5hy 1 Nov 2011 20:43
    Like Don said, I doubt a typical user would notice if its fake or real.
    I think it fake because the lava doesn't look like its shot in the same perspective as the man, and the lava looks pixilated while the man isn't.
    Also like Don I think there would be some different lighting on the man and rocks.

    Looks good either way.
  • abaget avatar
    abaget 1 Nov 2011 23:13
    there are no shadows and/or highlights casted on the man's suit from the motion of the lava...
    good clip thou..
  • EarthUncutTV avatar
    EarthUncutTV 2 Nov 2011 00:24
    Thanks for all the replies.

    The clip is actually completely real! The reason I posted is because I think it looks fake too and am concerned this might put off any potential buyers.

    There is so much sulphur dioxide coming off the lava lake and given the climber is about 400m away from the hot stuff it does give that green screen appearance. As for the lack of gloves, we were doing mobility tests to see what it's like climbing in a heat suit, so it wasn't actually required for protection but just looked so damn cool with the background. More like a costume!

    Many thanks again and I'll put a note in the description that it's the real deal!