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Chilling and surreal Six Flags video

Discussion in 'The OT' started by dpeters11, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. The Merg

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    Is that the park they used for the finale scene of Zombieland? It sure looked like it at parts.

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  2. HDJulie

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    As to the comment that people should think twice about building or developing in or around New Orleans -- as far as I know, Katrina was the first major disaster for the area. Betsy in 1965 flooded only a very small area. I'll never live there again but I understand why others went back. Since it happened once it could happen again but you'd have to say that for the entire Gulf Coast.
     
  3. Greg Alsobrook

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    Yeah, but the entire gulf coast isn't below sea level like NO. So while any area on the gulf coast could endure significant damage from a category 5 hurricane, it's unlikely that any would be left 12+ feet underwater.
     
  4. Greg Alsobrook

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    Interesting video dpeters. Thanks for posting.

    I emailed Teddy Smith to inquire what he shot that with, and how it was post processed. It had a very nice 'cinema' look to it.
     
  5. SayWhat?

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    Well, much of everything between Gulfport and Mobile has been wiped out twice since the late 60s, so no, I wouldn't build there either.
     
  6. Nick

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    Some would debate the importance of humans. I will give you that we have a large brain, and one of the unique attributes we humans possess is an ego as big as all outdoors, but that only allows us to think we are the most important living thing.

    That we can alter our environment, erect tall buildings and propel ourselves faster than a speeding bullet doesn't necessarily make us important. Truth is, we humans are important to ourselves, but would an impartial observer agree?

    Without humans, life on Earth would go on, and the quality of life for all other creatures would most likely improve. Truth is, other living things can survive without humans, but we would probably not survive long or well without flora and fauna.

    Whether humans are "the most important part" is debatable, but the fact that we think we are is hubris.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    Nope, it was done at an active park (owned by the same company that owns Dollywood), in Georgia.

    I've seen some other videos on YouTube, of people trespassing. While the ones I saw didn't damage anything, I'm sure there have been vandals that have added the Zombieland type references.

    I also saw one article that said Teddy Smith was not entirely accurate in his video. A city spokesperson said that there has not been a vote to sell everything for scrap, and that while he was on premises for authorized shooting of a movie, he was not authorized to do his own private filming.

    I'm pretty confident that it was shot with a digital still camera with video capability, like a Canon 5D Mark II.
     
  8. Greg Alsobrook

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    Yep. I just heard back from Teddy. Shot with a 5D and a set of prime lenses... and then edited with Final Cut Pro on a 13" MacBook Pro. No color correction at all. He said he also shot it in 24p. I figured he shot it in 30p and then converted to 24p, which usually gives you more of that cinema look. Either way, it's a well shot, compelling piece.
     
  9. Cholly

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    Yesterday, I finally got around to watching a recording I made on my bedroom TiVo of a 8/27 MSNBC rebroadcast of Brian Williams' 8/22 Dateline NBC program entitled "Hurricane Katrina - the first five days". The program recounted his on scene experience of those days. I've discovered that the program has been saved on YouTube. It's compelling viewing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrJBtmyhRuk
     
  10. SayWhat?

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    I won't debate it. Humanity is a parasite, plain and simple. One of my favorite quotes of all time is from "The Day The Earth Stood Still": "If the Earth dies, you die. If you die, the Earth survives"
     
  11. The Merg

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    I realized that there was that sign that mentioned Zombieland in this film, but I was just going by how the park looked and what I remembered from the movie.

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  12. wilbur_the_goose

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    Downtown Buffalo can be pretty deserted. Another one - Irondiquoit Mall in Rochester - It's a ghost town
     
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