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April 9, 2008 7:25 AM   Subscribe

More accurate than any piece of film has ever been in all of recorded history. (Youtube)

As a Video Game Designer for over 12 years, I have never seen a more accurate portrayal of the digital creation process in film.
posted by Lord_Pall (36 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very accurate! Ah post-production...
Can you crush the blacks?
The final one won't look like that will it? (that is the final one)
Let's go back to the first version...
posted by phirleh at 7:31 AM on April 9, 2008


Heh. But seriously, go home at 5.
posted by DU at 7:39 AM on April 9, 2008


Been there, done that.

*shudder*
posted by darkstar at 7:42 AM on April 9, 2008


Heh. But seriously, go home at 5.

Yeah, that's a firing.

My blood pressure went up just watching it...never again! never. never. never!! (the client picking out the one bad pixel was great!)
posted by The Light Fantastic at 7:46 AM on April 9, 2008


This is great, thanks!

(and I know absolutely nothing of the visual effects industry)
posted by nonmerci at 7:51 AM on April 9, 2008


Man. Sweating like that can't be good for your keyboard.

...

Oh. Uh. Right. Guess the keyboard had it coming.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:56 AM on April 9, 2008


wow. this is totally what the dev team i'm on is going through. thanks! and, you know, the client can suck it and all...
posted by localhuman at 8:02 AM on April 9, 2008


The key is get people to need you more than you need them. Then you can go home any goddamn time you feel like it.
posted by fungible at 8:11 AM on April 9, 2008 [6 favorites]


You babies! Don't you know how much effort goes into baiting, keeping satisfied , broke but not smelly, ideologized and confused an entire workforce of different individuals? On top of this, the decreasing numbers of gullible youngsters make it all more difficult, as the line "you are too expert / you are not enough expert" is so old and spent even bad cop / good cop looks good in comparison . If that wasn't enough the new generations of youngster are increasingly ignorant and stupid, what are we supposed to exploit, overgrown k12s who focused on LOLing ?

Yours sincerely,
senior middle management
posted by elpapacito at 8:12 AM on April 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


I think part of the problem is any industry where they essentially recruit their own fans, I think this happens in a lot creative industries, you essentially get your enthusiasm exploited.

So, if you want to make a lot of money and lead a non-strenuous life, enter a really boring industry. You know, there's going to be a couple of people who get really excited about new advances in porous asphalt at the DOT but they'll probably be going home at 4:30 just like everyone else who works there mainly to get a paycheck.
posted by delmoi at 8:13 AM on April 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


Holy shit there's a new development in porous asphalt???
posted by spicynuts at 8:46 AM on April 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


Aside: what is the name of that awesome frantic-busy music? Not the William Tell overture, the other frantic-busy music?
posted by everichon at 8:47 AM on April 9, 2008


that was so boring and cliched I couldn't watch it.
posted by mary8nne at 8:53 AM on April 9, 2008


Flight of the Bumblebee?
posted by sciurus at 8:55 AM on April 9, 2008


that was a bit boring...
posted by savagepolitics at 8:55 AM on April 9, 2008


If they were really that overworked they wouldn't have time to make this movie.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:11 AM on April 9, 2008 [4 favorites]


frantic busy music = Aram Khachaturian's Sabre Dance.
posted by freq at 9:13 AM on April 9, 2008


delmoi writes "So, if you want to make a lot of money and lead a non-strenuous life, enter a really boring industry. You know, there's going to be a couple of people who get really excited about new advances in porous asphalt at the DOT but they'll probably be going home at 4:30 just like everyone else who works there mainly to get a paycheck."

Government work is stressful if need to find any sort of fulfillment in your job (well, most government work). So is tech support. Ask me how I know ...
posted by krinklyfig at 9:53 AM on April 9, 2008


Also, I don't why he's so excited about starbucks at 5:30 after munching all the caffeine pills.
posted by delmoi at 9:55 AM on April 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


meanwhile, EA execs insist that beatings will continue until morale improves.
posted by shmegegge at 10:01 AM on April 9, 2008


that was so boring and cliched I couldn't watch it.

Ya.
While an apt portrayal of the industry, it was kind of embarrassing in a nerdy-inside-jokey kind of way.
I bet everyone laughed really hard when they showed it at the company Christmas party.
Especially the part when Danny played The Client, right? That was fuckin' awesome!
posted by chococat at 10:06 AM on April 9, 2008


Yeah. While I identify it's just some in-house pat-on-the-back bonding piece not really fit for anything more than a co-worker party. Unoriginal, dull and cliché. Sorry, not very good. Especially if it was produced by professionals.
posted by tkchrist at 10:28 AM on April 9, 2008


The "busy music" is called Sabre Dance.
posted by EarBucket at 11:19 AM on April 9, 2008


Hyperbole much? Flagged.
posted by lalochezia at 11:42 AM on April 9, 2008


this is pretty accurate too
posted by sswiller at 12:16 PM on April 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thos No-Doz pills were totally Smarties.

Just saying.
posted by rusty at 12:51 PM on April 9, 2008


Who the shit uses a mouse? Get a tablet, jerky.
posted by dogwalker at 1:35 PM on April 9, 2008


Actually, the no-doz pills were ROCKETS.

Smarties are filled with chocolate.
posted by tehloki at 2:05 PM on April 9, 2008


Not really all that accurate. Where are the talking dog and cat and the pointy-haired boss?
posted by wendell at 2:58 PM on April 9, 2008


Rockets? So that's what they call Smarties in countries where Smarties are just M&M's!
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:54 PM on April 9, 2008


Who the shit uses a mouse? Get a tablet, jerky.

You meant to say A PUCK, didn't you? That's how REAL COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN gets DONE.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:42 PM on April 9, 2008


So that's what they call Smarties in countries where Smarties are just M&M's!

Smarties are about one thousand times better than M&Ms, whether you eat the red ones last or not.
posted by chococat at 8:36 PM on April 9, 2008


That was great. I particularly liked the error that simply said, "Windows Vista!" I also liked that they used the "segway" tag for their video, because I felt it was key.
posted by Nattie at 12:25 AM on April 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


well i thought it was, and i wasn't the only one. suprise suprise, metafilter is full of geeky subculture injokes and they may not all fall within what is "funny" for you. i only read 1/10 of the threads on metafilter, but i really enjoy those i do.

if you're saying it's objectively bad and no sane person would like it, then you're wrong and a dick. if you don't like it personally, and are saying it shouldn't be fpp'ed, then.. chill out, mang.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 5:59 AM on April 10, 2008


Smarties? Rockets? My mind bends like a spoon.

Okay... Smarties win in a fight against M&Ms. The bright chemical-blue smarties are of course infinitely superior to the paler blue ones made with "natural" dyes.

As you were...
posted by eponymouse at 6:01 AM on April 10, 2008


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posted by jessamyn at 6:36 PM on April 10, 2008


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