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More about that guy and the bus
bus Got an email from Kentaro Mori who runs a Brazilian weblog about hoaxes (he also translated my hoax photo test into Portuguese at one point). He took a look at the video of that guy ducking under the bus. Whereas I thought the guy must be on the opposite side of the bus, employing a trick of perspective to make it look like the bus was going over him, Kentaro analyzed some of the frames of the video a little more closely and suggests that the bus is actually going over him. Could be. If so, hopefully it was a staged stunt, otherwise I can imagine the heart attack the guy must have given the bus driver (who doesn't appear to even slow down).
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003
Comments (3)
Its in Brazil! Of course he really did it. The bus driver didn't stop or slow down because they are used to stunts like this. If he would have been crushed, it would have just been part of the game!
Posted by Sam  in  Washington  on  Wed Mar 31, 2004  at  03:43 PM
I bothered to check one of the old standby tests. The shadow of the man goes down to the left at about a 45 degree angle. When the bus shows up, it's shadow is closed to 90 degrees straight up and down.

No special equipment here, just eye balls and a pause button...
Posted by JLP20  in  Los Angeles  on  Sun Feb 20, 2005  at  08:28 PM
Personally, I think the video is just a cut/splice job.

Same thing they do by using a blue screen.

He'd have done his 'stunt' on a completely empty road, then they'd have filmed the bus going along seperately.

Later, with video editing equipment, they'd have combined the two shots together.
Posted by sarahearth  in  New Zealand  on  Wed Mar 12, 2008  at  11:11 PM
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