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February 4, 2013 10:23 AM   Subscribe

The Centrifuge Brain Project
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse (18 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

Clearly this man followed in the footsteps of another great scientist, especially after that great scientist was committed in the late 80's.

Bubblegum!...It was one of my first.

Very fun and well done. Thank you for this post, Combustible Edison Lighthouse.....By the by, does your name qualify this post as eponysterical?
posted by sendai sleep master at 10:39 AM on February 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

A little explanation would be helpful. Makin me go on google like a chump... (grumble, grumble).
posted by SounderCoo at 10:49 AM on February 4, 2013

Ooh, nice compositing. What did you need explained, SounderCoo? It's a movie and you watch it and it's fun.
posted by echo target at 10:57 AM on February 4, 2013

Gravity is a mistake.
posted by I'm Doing the Dishes at 10:58 AM on February 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm digging the idea of an amusement park ride based on a double or triple pendulum. No two rides ever the same! Completely unpredictable! Chaos theory should really be incorporated into more amusement park rides.
posted by dephlogisticated at 11:01 AM on February 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

"Except for one incident...there were no real problems with it..."

This is great!
posted by Cookiebastard at 11:02 AM on February 4, 2013

This is fantastic!

It belongs in one of Tulse Luper's suitcases
posted by Auden at 11:13 AM on February 4, 2013

posted by Tell Me No Lies at 11:24 AM on February 4, 2013

Those FX were pretty convincing, thoughI still get this weird sensation when watching CG that's been insterted into low-rez camcorder type footage. Even as seamless as this it still gives me this sort of uncomfortable, alien feeling. I guess that's my brain telling me, "yo this looks real but no fuckin' way is it real, dawg"
posted by Doleful Creature at 11:43 AM on February 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

That's cool and all but can any of those rides actually kill you?
posted by hubs at 11:53 AM on February 4, 2013

Interesting. > Wow, I've never seen that one before. > What? Really? No way. > Oh. > lol! > Awesome!

Literally delightful.
posted by cmoj at 12:05 PM on February 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

That's cool and all but can any of those rides actually kill you?

No, because I have an awesome valsalva maneuver.
posted by Mental Wimp at 1:49 PM on February 4, 2013

This is great, but it would have been so much better if Cyriak had designed the machines.
posted by scruss at 2:03 PM on February 4, 2013

Hey, I know that city! The footage at the one-minute-mark was filmed in Mainz, Germany, where the director of the film, Till Nowak, studied. His graduation film is also quite nice: Delivery (2005).
posted by debagel at 2:20 PM on February 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

I've actually been on that first ride, the one like a ball with all the's not as fun as it looks :( so much throwing up...
posted by sexyrobot at 2:48 PM on February 4, 2013

That guy who made St' Louis' City Museum is getting really ambitious.
posted by 2N2222 at 4:24 PM on February 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

I think this is just brilliant. So many angles to it.


The incredibly well-done CGI that had me, at first, wondering whether some of the initial clips were real. The delusional scientist/entrepreneur/visionary whose character is increasingly revealed as fundamentally unhinged as the film unfolds. The absurdist Python-esque situations -- e.g, the 14 hour ferris "wheel" ride. And the acting -- I could totally see this guy giving a TED talk in character and having half the audience in the palm of his hand.

And the animations inject this delightful yet visceral terror -- OMG, what would it be like to ride that thing?!? Holy crap!
posted by treepour at 11:22 PM on February 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Some of those would turn the riders into strawberry jam, but I still wished I could ride them.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 9:11 AM on February 5, 2013

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