Baby-Snatching Eagle Video Exposed As Fake
Remember that video of the eagle snatching the baby that’s been making waves around the Internet lately? Guess what: it’s fake! According to The Daily Mail, the video was made by students at Montreal’s 3D technology school, Centre NAD.
Here’s a breakdown of how the video came about, via The Daily Mail:
“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.
The video shows a royal eagle snatching a young kid while he plays under the watch of his dad. The eagle then drops the kid a few feet away. Both the eagle and the kid were created in 3D animation and integrated in to the film afterwards.
The video has already received more than 1,200,000 views on YouTube and has been mentioned by dozens of media in Canada and abroad.
The production simulation workshop class, offered in fifth semester, aims to produce creative projects according to industry production and quality standards while developing team work skills. Hoaxes produced in this class have already garnered attention, amongst others a video of a penguin having escaped the Montreal Biodôme.”
It’s crazy what they can do with CGI these days. Check out the original video below, and see if you get duped as well.