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Old 11-23-2005, 08:20 AM   #11
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looked closely at this one. though it definitely took some time, though, and genius, it is not what you think it is. if you look closely, you'll see a guy standing somewhere near the mailbox/street in the middle of the screen. his suttle movements are quite rapid, indicating that the footage of the lights at different lighting intervals was taken, and then sped up and matched to music. this was not doen live, but rather a compilation of turning on various lights...filming...turning them off...filming...turning on another set...filiming....etc. then, it is sped up...matched to music...and presto! man...why don't these guys go do something productive?
look closely again, near the top left in the backgorund there is an aircraft warning light who'* flashing is consistent throughout the whole video, so unless that was added in to be a super subtle effect the make it more believable, then itsreal, plus we've got 2 forum witnesses

edit: plus im pretty sure that isnt a guy, i think thats just a mailbox and the combination of the dim overall lighting, the constantly changing light fromt he christma slgihts, and the bad video quality make it look like itmight be a guy
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Of course it is. I never did think or mention that it was done live. It took time to do that and edit the video to music.
well, according to Nerv, it is real. I don't think that I was stating the obvious, (as you assume) since there are some who are stating that it, indeed, was real. May be, but I am totally skeptical.
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look closely again, near the top left in the backgorund there is an aircraft warning light who'* flashing is consistent throughout the whole video, so unless that was added in to be a super subtle effect the make it more believable, then itsreal, plus we've got 2 forum witnesses
might be true...not sure though. hmmm, in theory it could be done with electronics...still skeptical though.
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looked at it again...no way....seriously...there are some bushes at the bottom of the screen..and they are blowing around rapidly...like they are fast-forwarded. no way..
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c'mon guys, do we have to analyze everything?

i thought it was cool, even if it is fake <or not>
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looked at it again...no way....seriously...there are some bushes at the bottom of the screen..and they are blowing around rapidly...like they are fast-forwarded. no way..
ok, if it is real, the video quality and speed at which the light sources are changing would make it impossible to detect subtle movements of dark objects, originally i wouldve thought it fake too, but there is that airplane light, and tripscarcare95 said it was onhis local news
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I go around the hamilton area for christmas, ill try to swing by that place and get some real video, if the guy wasnt an electrnics wizard it wouldnt not have made the live local news?
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I took a close look at the video and watched it frame by frame and there is no indication that a person was going around and turning those lights on. (there is also no evidence that this was not filmed all at one time.) If you turn the brightness and contrast up and make the colors more intense, you can clearly see that there is no one in front of the house during the entire video.

To the best that I can tell, it'* legit.
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this video is everywhere!

It'* even on MSN'* video highlight'*
http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=50...p=Source_ifilm
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o.k. you guys win... i'm still a skeptic...but i've been wrong lots of times anyway, rjolly, forgive us....it must be the detective inside all of us
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