Avatar ‘video review’ : another viral mystery?


Today, a mysterious entity (under the alias ‘justlike itoldya’) emailed us this very well-executed home-video review of Avatar by a CG teenage ‘dogboy’ called Greg. He/she begged us to get to the bottom of this. So dear readers, can you help us solve this mystery? Who made this? Why? How? When?

14 Comments

PeanutButter

I dunno who made this, but I love this comment on his page:
Come work for us in London :-)
Send your reel to Double Negative.
Not kidding here.

That’s how you do it, folks!

Tyquane Wright

Totally agree @ Peanut
I saw that DNeg comment!

This person don’t even need a reel. Creating 30 sec. of something like this…
would have a lot of people knocking at the door. I don’t even have my own project and I want to knock :) I would like to hit up the artist. Hope we find out who it is…

ktx

this is amazing :) I really wonder if that was made just for fun

Boca Ceravolo

I have a feeling this is some viral campaign… Awesome nonetheless! :-D

monovich

agreed, and agreed.

Lilian Darmono

I feel obliged to share this with our readers:
Bran DJ pointed out that Greg Mutt’s 2 subscriptions on youtube was to Avatar channel and to theamazingkryptobros.com; so we emailed the latter, asking for some info…

The reply was:
“Well I know about as much as you do! I don’t know Greg Mutt or know the origins of this video. Randy Cook is equally as baffled – he loosely suspects it’s someone from Weta who got their hands on an early rig of an AVATAR puppet. Because of the T Shirt worn by Greg Mutt, some armchair Sherlock Holmes’s have concluded it may have been produced Nth of San Francisco?”

This is also posted on another forum here: http://www.hardcorenerdity.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2239098%3ABlogPost%3A94751 where one comment also raises the same suspicion regarding the link to WETA…

the mystery deepens…

Ruoyu1

video on youtube is down.

oddfew

hrrmm… yeah my vote is on a bit of in house work from WETA.

mmmmm marrow bone.

isralien

looks like motion capture to me. maybe its a test for that or something

Jurriaan

cool, nice acting underneath!

paramountcell

You should see this thread on cgtalk.com it has some info on it.

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=2&t=857807&page=1&pp=15

paramountcell

Lee perry smith is mentioned he has already done some very impressive work.

http://www.ir-ltd.net/home/

http://infinite.cgsociety.org/gallery/

Lilian Darmono

Thanks for sharing that with us, Paramountcell. latest on Lee Perry’s blog on CGsociety says:

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‘Again, no it wasn’t anyone from Weta, or ILM or Digital Domain..

was FaceRobot used?……. NO!

was it more than one artist?……….. NO!

a Viral Advert???…………. No way!

I believe it was made just for fun! and because he could : )

stay tuned to find out who it is ; )

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Ruoyu1

looks like face robot

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