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Re: The God of Beer Pong

Postby RugbyD » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:31 pm

looks fake to me. notice how in just about every segment the camera is at a complete standstill and the coloring/shading/whateer slightly changes all at once in a frame. some of the simpler ones may be real, but not many.
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Re: The God of Beer Pong

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:13 am

RugbyD wrote:looks fake to me. notice how in just about every segment the camera is at a complete standstill and the coloring/shading/whateer slightly changes all at once in a frame. some of the simpler ones may be real, but not many.


Right, it seems like you can't follow the ball's trajectory all the way through like the first few tricks. The lighting (or the lack thereof) just seems odd, even if the filming was most likely done on a conventional home video camcorder.
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Re: The God of Beer Pong

Postby talan37 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:50 pm

While ridiculous its not really that hard of a thing to do given enough practice shots. I don't really know why he would fake it, but the camera angles and shading in many places are frankly just awful....

There isn't a lot of luck involved... your hitting a flat surface with a relatively even bounce factor at an unchanging angle, do it enough times with a system to determine how hard to throw and what part of the surface to hit and you will get it "down" to where your close every time, tape until you hit it, splice footage and done.

A good example if you play pool... There are some combo shots/bank shots that when your not an expert are probably a 1 in 5000 chance of you making it on the spot. But if you set the exact shot up 30-40 times in a row, by the 20-30th time you try it your suddenly down to a 1 in 10 chance because its a totally static environment and you can slowly adjust how hard and what angle to hit the shot at. If you cut too much you slow back the angle down, etc... the same goes for throwing a ping pong ball against a wall or a chair.

If you have to do it simultaneously though its nearly impossible unless you have done it before because you have absolutely no idea exactly how hard to throw/hit it, and its very hard to "guess" the angle perfectly.

Are they neat... sure, but as the page points out this guy simply has way to much time on his hands.
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Re: The God of Beer Pong

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:59 pm

the one shot that looks most fake to me is when he is sitting on the couch and just tosses it over his shoulder. the ball completely disappears and then goes into the cup.
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Re: The God of Beer Pong

Postby Half Massed » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:40 am

Pshh, they're not gods until they do the beruit slam dunk and make it. For those who don't know, the slam dunk is where the other team is down to their last cup and you dive across the table, ball in hand, and slam it into their cup. To count, the ball must go in the cup (which can be tough to tell) and you must knock down all your own cups as well.

On the last day of school last year, some friends and I had a beruit table that we'd built on one of our shared balconies. It was too big to store or get off the balcony, so the friend who spearheaded the construction did the slam dunk. The table collapsed, the legs flew everywhere and everything, but he did make it in the cup.
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