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June 28, 2013 8:25 AM   Subscribe

A short film about giraffes. Previously.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse (10 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
The idea of an all-giraffe olympic diving team suddenly seems so logical now. Also I bet they would be awesome at synchronized swimming.
posted by elizardbits at 8:45 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


this remindes me of that video from a few years ago where there were a thousand people diving at once.
posted by rebent at 8:47 AM on June 28, 2013


I love this. Plus I think I would never want to go to the Guggenheim with them. You wouldn't be able to see anything.
posted by sweetkid at 9:06 AM on June 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


In real life, giraffes avoid water, the only dive they make is the moment of birth. They are not known to bathe. The only all- over clean a giraffe gets is if they get rained on.
The rest of the animation is pretty cute. My son and his friend showed me this clip a couple weeks ago.
Thanks for putting this up. :)
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 9:22 AM on June 28, 2013


Oh further little nit-picks...

Giraffe don't have upper front teeth. Ruminants don't ever have them.

Giraffe locomotion was a little off. They place, like camels and cats.

The tongue on the one who stuck his/ her tongue out was too wide.

The flash of giraffe male genitalia was wrong, it's not so obvious until 'deployed'

The coloration of the scrotum and prepuce was too dark on the one diving. I'm going to say its a French touch.


It is still a very nice video. A first time viewer won't spot these things.

Head and neck movements were excellent. The ears were great, loved the blinking! Color was very good.

They did a great job of not having the patches look too alike.

I love the video, because it is light-hearted and fun!


The running was ok. Sounds were ok.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 10:17 AM on June 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


Seems like you only ever hear one or two sets of hooves. It should be an absolute cacophony.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:36 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Scrotum prepuce dark diving is the new correct horse battery staple.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 10:48 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Giraffe locomotion was a little off. They place, like camels and cats.

The lack of neck movement bothered me.

But I'd give most of them an 8.5
posted by BlueHorse at 3:28 PM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


For a good CGI demo, I still say nothing tops this driving simulator.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 9:12 PM on June 28, 2013


Katjusa Roquette:
Giraffe don't have upper front teeth. Ruminants don't ever have them.
Me: That CAN'T be right. (googles....) Sonofabitch...

TIL...
posted by IAmBroom at 9:09 PM on June 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


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