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Knife Guyz
March 3, 2014 12:41 AM   Subscribe


 
I'm mainly just digging the old school EPCOT Center tee (yes, I know it's current-gen retro, thank you, Disney, for getting all William Gibson- Pattern Recognition-Buzz Rickson jacket on me).
posted by StrangeTikiGod at 1:14 AM on March 3 [2 favorites]


Why is this shot / staged / lit in a way that reminds me of the guy who catches sunglasses with his face?

(Ah, just watched "behind the scenes" ... carry on)

posted by zippy at 2:03 AM on March 3


Sweet boardgame collection!
posted by turbid dahlia at 3:28 AM on March 3


I shall never believe anything again....
posted by HuronBob at 3:29 AM on March 3


What the internet needs is someone who does something that looks fake, and then fakes a making-of movie to show how it COULD be faked, and then somehow proves that what they did wasn't in fact fake.

Because I wanted this to be real.
posted by chavenet at 3:31 AM on March 3 [2 favorites]


These days I find I can tell when the handheld motion is applied. Mostly I think it's that there are so many less-expensive choices for lens stabilization, and film making has become a much more common hobby, so people who want to make something impressive or slick can figure out how to do so a lot easier and cheaper. So when the content is obviously impressive but it seems to be shot on someone's phone or something, it's always fake handheld.
posted by Mizu at 3:39 AM on March 3 [3 favorites]


The how-to was great. Great post!
posted by KokuRyu at 3:42 AM on March 3


This post is Mefi-worthy with the how-we-did-it follow-up. It's funny how the makers of the video make fun of the foreseen "fakery" comments that would result. And they are plentiful.

I'm a sucker for cheap magic even when I know how it's done.
posted by rmmcclay at 3:58 AM on March 3


Now I want to find someone to play mumbly peg with.
posted by HuronBob at 4:01 AM on March 3 [1 favorite]


Sweet boardgame collection!

I know, right? I got to that point in the Behind The Scenes video, and thought, "These guys are livin' the dream."
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 4:13 AM on March 3 [1 favorite]


madness
posted by Monkeymoo at 4:23 AM on March 3


It's also nice to know that the space from Tom Haverford's failed business venture is being put to good use.
posted by shortyJBot at 4:46 AM on March 3 [6 favorites]


If you like that, try this: Miss Ping

Debunk
posted by DanCall at 5:06 AM on March 3 [2 favorites]


Freddie Wong has become quite the YouTube behemoth. His group started out doing special effects action shorts and did them so well that they eventually attracted celebrities to appear in them such as Eliza Dushku, Key and Peele and the late Andy Whitfield.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 5:08 AM on March 3 [8 favorites]


That making-of vid is great. Thanks for the post!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:38 AM on March 3


I recently took up knife throwing (a gal has to have hobbies) and found this interesting.
To be fair I'm also a complete nerd so found the behind the scenes video even more interesting.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 6:17 AM on March 3


They already knew that I noticed the too-fast knife toss over the shoulder? AMAZING
posted by orme at 6:26 AM on March 3




In the last bit of the original video, I kept waiting for the guy on the scooter to be involved somehow. Come on, that's a total Chekhov's Guy On A Scooter violation!
posted by kmz at 7:04 AM on March 3 [2 favorites]


other guys playing with knives less successfully
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 7:25 AM on March 3 [1 favorite]


"A falling knife has no handle" as the kitchen maxim has it.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:42 AM on March 3 [3 favorites]


What the internet needs is someone who does something that looks fake, and then fakes a making-of movie to show how it COULD be faked, and then somehow proves that what they did wasn't in fact fake.

The Mythbusters' moon landing reenactments were sorta like this.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 8:22 AM on March 3


I recently took up knife throwing (a gal has to have hobbies)

Careful you don't get killed by Inigo Montoya.

Axes and hatchets are so much easier, with their slower and more visible rotation. Thus throwing them wouldn't qualify as a hobby but is immediately rewarding on the first time you try it. Also you get to feel like a lumberjack and/or dwarven warrior.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 9:29 AM on March 3 [1 favorite]


My name is Inigo Montoya. I am your father. Can you give me a hand?
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 10:23 AM on March 3


Most people who are seriously into knife play have fewer than 11 fingers.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 10:28 AM on March 3


They absolutely had me until the final kick-two-knives-and-impale-two-apples shot. Until that point, I thought it was real, and was astonished...but that last bit, I just could not believe.
posted by Fists O'Fury at 10:44 AM on March 3


That made me horribly uncomfortable until I watched the making of.
posted by slogger at 11:40 AM on March 3 [1 favorite]


Well, maybe not horribly. More like somewhat.
posted by slogger at 11:40 AM on March 3


There has GOT to be video of the 11-fingered knife player. C'mon Internet!
posted by carsonb at 11:53 AM on March 3


Oh, right, found it!
posted by carsonb at 11:54 AM on March 3


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