Thursday, December 20, 2012

Centre NAD Video Of Golden Eagle Snatching Child A Fake

Canadian students made YouTube video for class project, got more than 18M views plus a grade A. Video link:

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 20, 2012

Montreal, Canada - On Wednesday, a Canadian digital-media school released a statement that the Centre NAD video of a golden eagle snatching a child at a park and then dropping it was a hoax. Four students created the video for a class project and uploaded it on YouTube.
The "Golden Eagle Snatches Kid" video, uploaded to YouTube on the evening of December 18, was made by Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin, students at Centre NAD, in the production simulation workshop class of the Bachelors degree in 3D Animation and Digital Design...Hoaxes produced in this class have already garnered attention, amongst others, a video of a penguin having escaped the Montreal Biodôme," Centre NAD stated in its website.
The video received more than 18M views and the students received an A for the project. The video had few flaws, the wings of the eagle breakup as it is flying and then no shadow appears as it descended on the park and then a shadow appears.
Also, another flaw was the timing of actually taping the incident when it occurred, coincidence? It would have been very remote to catch a real incident.
More and more fake videos are being posted on Youtube.

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