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June 24, 2011 11:03 AM   Subscribe

How to avoid getting hit by a train. SL(short)YT.
posted by Rory Marinich (44 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Related.
posted by Mister_A at 11:05 AM on June 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


And then Wile E Coyote totally got squished by the train.
posted by kmz at 11:10 AM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh man, that was stupid. :D

I still wanna see how it was done, though.
posted by zarq at 11:11 AM on June 24, 2011


I hate the fake handicam jiggle. There's got to be a more subtle way to do that.
posted by peeedro at 11:15 AM on June 24, 2011


That's not how you avoid getting hit by a train. THIS IS HOW YOU AVOID GETTING HIT BY A TRAIN.
posted by Fizz at 11:15 AM on June 24, 2011 [5 favorites]


man, I was just about to get so GRAR over some jackass risking his life and the life of that train engineer for a fucking youtube video. That was the nicest surprise I've had all week.
posted by nushustu at 11:16 AM on June 24, 2011 [5 favorites]


I still wanna see how it was done, though.

It's a preset in the new FCP.
posted by kmz at 11:18 AM on June 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


kmz: " It's a preset in the new FCP."

Ah! Thanks. :)
posted by zarq at 11:19 AM on June 24, 2011


I'm annoyed that I noticed 1) the UK tax disk and 2) the North American look of the railway and figured something was up before the trick reveal.
posted by Jehan at 11:21 AM on June 24, 2011 [4 favorites]


Man. Spooky timing on this post! I've been not getting hit by a train all morning!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:21 AM on June 24, 2011 [15 favorites]


This made me chuckle. Not a guffaw or laugh out loud, but it definately got a chuckle.
posted by sandraregina at 11:24 AM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


No, this is how you avoid getting hit by a trian.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:28 AM on June 24, 2011 [6 favorites]


Another way not to get hit by a train.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:28 AM on June 24, 2011 [5 favorites]


Jehan--I am impressed, no amazed. How could you not be looking You have a future in what ever you do. Kudos
posted by rmhsinc at 11:31 AM on June 24, 2011


Correction--How could you not be looking at the train.
posted by rmhsinc at 11:35 AM on June 24, 2011


That was the nicest surprise I've had all week.

Well sure, except for the fact that there is no way that train didn't derail when he threw it like that. It probably killed at least a few people and undoubtedly will take millions of dollars to clean up.

This is just, yet another, example of why it is so critically important how you deal with your transition wipes.
posted by quin at 11:36 AM on June 24, 2011 [9 favorites]


Another way not to get hit by a train.

Wow, in Bangkok even the train horn sounds like a sitar!
posted by yoHighness at 11:46 AM on June 24, 2011


I still wanna see how it was done, though.

Surely just a basic chroma key effect? He picks up the greenscreen and tosses it aside?
posted by ixohoxi at 12:04 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


fake
posted by facetious at 12:06 PM on June 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


Actually, this is really how you avoid getting hit by a train.
posted by Nomyte at 12:08 PM on June 24, 2011 [25 favorites]


I have to admit, I was hoping for the train to come barreling out of the door when he opened it.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:11 PM on June 24, 2011 [12 favorites]


How to barely avoid getting hit by a train (from the previous Mumbai Train Safety post).
posted by antifuse at 12:18 PM on June 24, 2011


Actually, this is really how you avoid getting hit by a train.

Have Channel 5 block the content?
posted by dubold at 12:20 PM on June 24, 2011


...And yet another way to avoid getting hit by a train.
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:33 PM on June 24, 2011


Step 1: Avoid train tracks
Step 2: Have a nice day!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:44 PM on June 24, 2011


Watch out!!! The Euthanasia Coaster is com...
posted by Kabanos at 12:44 PM on June 24, 2011


"Hey, at least now we know when the next train was due."
posted by Pryde at 12:57 PM on June 24, 2011


In this thread, we repost single "funny" links from the front page of reddit... way to go us!
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory at 12:57 PM on June 24, 2011


In this thread, we repost single "funny" links from the front page of reddit.

Yes.
posted by Nomyte at 1:11 PM on June 24, 2011


ixohoxi: More than likely it's just a lot of matting in after effects, i.e., cut out the car, person, whatever you want in front of the shot, then just drop in the train footage behind it. Then as peedro pointed out, add "realistic" camera jiggle in post. Relatively simple, but time consuming.
posted by SomaSoda at 1:14 PM on June 24, 2011


This how many people avoid getting hit by a train several times a day.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 1:22 PM on June 24, 2011


Oh, I see others have also posted that tried and true method of avoiding being hit by a train.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 1:24 PM on June 24, 2011


It is madness think you can avoid getting hit by a train. We will all be hit by trains sooner or later.
posted by Mister_A at 1:34 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


What's in Spock's scanner - Part 1

which i think was an FFP.

part 2
posted by clavdivs at 1:54 PM on June 24, 2011


Another way to avoid being hit by a train:

"Then don't come down here again. I catch you down here again, I'ma take your vehicle. I'ma make you walk home. I'ma let the homeboys up the hill run a train on your girlfriend. You know what a train is, don't you?"

~Alonso Harris; Training Day
posted by bwg at 2:08 PM on June 24, 2011


Photoshopped. I can tell by the pixels.
posted by andoatnp at 3:30 PM on June 24, 2011


well if we're just going to post vids on how to not get hit by trains
posted by Redhush at 4:44 PM on June 24, 2011


Has this been posted yet?
posted by The Hamms Bear at 5:23 PM on June 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Unfortunately, this silly dude was hit by a train. Several times.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 5:38 PM on June 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


How not to get hit by a train, or a half dozen other forms of death.
posted by scolbath at 9:00 PM on June 24, 2011


You have robbed me of 31 seconds of my life.


Seriously, don't get hit by a train.
posted by BlueHorse at 10:27 PM on June 24, 2011


From the comments of this video (linked above by someone).
I was curious about the bat out of hell speed I'm seeing here, so I did an analysis of the sound. The horn changes from 943 to 787 Hz, so assuming the temperature is about 80F this implies a speed of 77 mph along an axis from the train to the camera. Adjusting for the angle, it's probably a little more like 78-79 mph.
I fucking love the internet.
posted by doublehappy at 5:04 AM on June 25, 2011


This man was NOT hit by a train, but I wouldn't recommend this method to anyone.
posted by Vindaloo at 8:08 AM on June 25, 2011


Here is another man not being hit by a train.
posted by sfenders at 10:08 AM on June 26, 2011


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