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February 17, 2012 12:02 PM   Subscribe

"Inception Park" (SLVimeo) where roller coasters and other amusement park rides, without their tracks or frames, move excited riders around downtown Buenos Aires.
posted by oneswellfoop (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not enough BWWOOOOOOOMMMMMMMPP.
posted by mightygodking at 12:13 PM on February 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Something something coriolis force.
posted by The Tensor at 12:13 PM on February 17, 2012


Wouldn't an actual Inception park send a long talky part explaining how mind-bending and physics altering the park is and then dump you onto an unrelated six flags with no one you know?
posted by The Whelk at 12:15 PM on February 17, 2012


Neato... though, the shadows are a little too dense.
posted by crunchland at 12:17 PM on February 17, 2012


There are two voices in my head. One says "Ah, okay, so it's just some well-executed digital compositing stuff."

The other one says "WHEEEEEEEE!"
posted by Tomorrowful at 12:18 PM on February 17, 2012


There are two voices in my head. One says "Ah, okay, so it's just some not very well-executed digital compositing stuff."

The other one says "wow, haven't I become used to such an incredible high standard of visual effects"
posted by fullerine at 12:26 PM on February 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


The shadows looked pretty good to me on initial viewing. After reading your comment, I went back and watched them more carefully, and while they don't seem too dark or anything, they don't interact properly with the existing shadows. Example Which is understandable, because that would be really hard to do.
posted by aubilenon at 12:26 PM on February 17, 2012


Was it just me, or was that music really not in keeping with what was happening?
posted by lumpenprole at 12:28 PM on February 17, 2012


My impression was that the shadows for the rides were darker than the other shadows in the scene, is all. Still, it's a clever idea and otherwise well executed.
posted by crunchland at 12:31 PM on February 17, 2012


Yeah, I don't get that music choice at all. Still, though -- fun tour of a beautiful city!
posted by obloquy at 12:37 PM on February 17, 2012


The song, incidentally, is Langhorne Slim - Worries.
posted by Ian A.T. at 12:45 PM on February 17, 2012


Great effects, but I realized I'm kind of tired of the fake hand-held style with jerky zooms and slow-poke focusing. Everything else about the video is nicely edited, which makes the hand-held style just so jarring.

If you want to make it look like amateur video of a bizarre amusement park, make it look amateur through and through. Bad camera work and bad editing.
posted by fremen at 12:51 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've never done this before, I promise never to do it again, I believe it's in the Mefi constitution that every gets to do it once; That was totally shopped, I could tell by the pixels.
posted by Keith Talent at 12:58 PM on February 17, 2012


I thought it was charming.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:11 PM on February 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


I felt like those were the same foley bits for the people screaming as used in Rollercoaster Tycoon.
posted by JauntyFedora at 1:14 PM on February 17, 2012


lumpenprole: Was it just me, or was that music really not in keeping with what was happening?

Lyrics I remember:
"She says, 'It's all in your head, all in your head.'"
posted by IAmBroom at 1:30 PM on February 17, 2012


gorgeous!
posted by idiopath at 1:31 PM on February 17, 2012


I watched this with James Blake playing in the background and the sound off. It gave it a totally, totally different feeling. It also synced up eerily well.

So I thought I'd share.

Turn the sound off on Vimeo, and then make it full screen. The youtube audio should play in the background.
(If one of them isn't loading, try refreshing. Sometimes one or both of them wouldn't come through.)
posted by daniel striped tiger at 3:16 PM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I admit it: when the teacup spun out onto the balcony of the red brick building, I LOL'ed.
posted by elmer benson at 7:00 PM on February 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Great effects, but I realized I'm kind of tired of the fake hand-held style with jerky zooms and slow-poke focusing. Everything else about the video is nicely edited, which makes the hand-held style just so jarring.

This. I saw the jerky handheld bit and the beginning and my first thought was "Man, they could have used some vibration control in that video camera"
posted by antifuse at 11:17 AM on March 15, 2012


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