A surf and turf double feature
July 29, 2017 10:51 AM   Subscribe

 
Were the squishing and crunching sounds in that octopus video added afterwards?
posted by aubilenon at 10:59 AM on July 29 [2 favorites]


Yeah, that was some juicy foley work.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:03 AM on July 29 [14 favorites]


One of my favorite 99% invisible episodes is actually about animal foley sounds!
posted by mikhuang at 11:10 AM on July 29 [8 favorites]


The horror movie sounds in the octopus video added a certain je ne sais quoi to the whole affair.

Corgi swimming seems somewhat inefficient.
posted by thomas j wise at 11:46 AM on July 29


Corgi swimming seems somewhat inefficient.

It's kind of like the animal equivalent of a paddle boat.
posted by Harpocrates at 11:47 AM on July 29 [9 favorites]


Yeah, that was some juicy foley work.

I think the unexpected horror music and sound effects made this so much fun!

Adding juicy and squishy tags.
posted by Room 641-A at 11:58 AM on July 29 [4 favorites]


The added sound effects for the octopus clip are interesting in low doses, but if you've seen Planet Earth II yet, you may change your mind about them. The sound effects are so grossly exaggerated that they distract from the content. This video clip feels about the same to me.

It's like when someone points out how annoying laugh tracks are. From that moment on, you cannot un-hear them...
posted by AbnerDoon at 12:51 PM on July 29


So the apocalypse will start in Australia?
posted by New England Cultist at 12:57 PM on July 29


*squelching noises*
posted by quaking fajita at 12:59 PM on July 29


If they ever make a sequel to The Other Guys, I'm now hoping for Octopus vs Corgi to top the original film's Tuna vs Lion.
posted by fairmettle at 1:11 PM on July 29 [2 favorites]


The fish spit take around 2:10 is pretty awesome.
posted by freecellwizard at 6:14 PM on July 29 [5 favorites]


Silly vertebrates, feeling all safe and superior...
posted by Samizdata at 6:47 PM on July 29


*ominous chuckle*
posted by Earthtopus at 8:01 PM on July 29 [2 favorites]


Depending on the shot, I had very different reactions to this octopus. When it was up close, showing suckers and tentacles undulating their way across rock, I was all eeeeeeeeek!

But then when it switched to long shot, I went directly to squeeeeeeee!

Octopuses are the cuterest monsters.
posted by Kattullus at 4:43 AM on July 30 [2 favorites]


The fish spit take around 2:10 is pretty awesome.

Ah, yes, the old "random shot of something totally unrelated, edited in to add false emotion to a false narrative."
posted by Sys Rq at 6:58 AM on July 30


"squelchings and crunchings and slimings"

and shocked waving crab feelers
posted by BlueHorse at 11:09 AM on July 30


You must be fun at parties, Sys Rq.

I keed, I keed
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:19 AM on July 30 [1 favorite]


It's just that "nature" documentaries are pretty notorious for of that kind of thing, especially the much-vaunted BBC ones. It's virtually impossible to film nature in a way that tells a story. It's mostly 'show up and cross fingers' then cut it all together so it looks like two gazelles from two trips to two places are the same gazelle running from the same lion. Basically, the more narratively compelling a nature documentary is, the more artifice is likely involved.

That spliced-in "reaction shot" is a doozy.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:14 AM on July 31 [1 favorite]


Love these, thank you for posting them.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:43 PM on August 1


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