Terence.drew wrote:NASA have fired their previous animators. This video clip of Kelly by the new animators is quite slick and is very much in line with NASA's new 'add stars to the photos' policy of this year.
However their new efforts are even more see through and pathetic.
Indeed they are, Terence, more cartoony all right. Pinning down how they do all of it is difficult when they evidently use a combination of techniques and methods and mix them around according to who/what/where and the intended effect. e.g. Some actornauts seemed to be suspended in harnesses, others 'wafted' up & down in 20 minute long 'interviews from space' while their lower body/legs were conveniently out of shot.
One early one (on NASA's site) has the supposed Columbia crew in 2003 'sitting' rather still, but the Commander holding the mic at waist level deliberately opens his hands to let it float up — looking like it was helium-filled!
Kelly sure is leaning oddly, as though facing down over a ledge, lower body hidden — and it must be awfully drafty to cause those 'cards' to go spinning off in all directions, eh. Their 'space videos' have always appeared unnatural and contrived, but this is one of the worst.
My take on U2 is as follows. Like in the film 'Trading Places', perps enjoy and get a kick out of turning once talents and outspoken people into their own Satan's little helpers through the process of drip feeding their egos and plying them with money. Think of all the grammys U2 have won and as Simon rightly points out above Bonos little visits to the white house etc. Same goes for the other Irish walking embarrassment SIR bob Geldof. Same goes for politicians.
The biggest risk to perps are well known people speaking the truth. They must replace the natural cultural dialogue with their own form of culture dialogue populated with their automatons and superblands.
I agree, well said.