Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More Inconvenient Truths

Am I the only one or do you too think that when you take a piece of special effects and pass it off as reality in a documentary that maybe you ought to forfeit any awards for that documentary? ABC News had the following information concerning Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth".

Al Gore's "traveling global warming show," the award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," includes a long flyover shot of majestic Antarctic ice shelves. But this shot was first seen in the 2004 blockbuster "The Day After Tomorrow." Sculpted from Styrofoam and later scanned into a computer, the ice shelf "flyover" looks real.

Karen Goulekas, the special effects supervisor for "The Day After Tomorrow" said the shot is a digital image. She was glad Al Gore used it in the documentary since "It is one hell of a shot." Both movies use the shot to convincingly portray global warming, but it is left to the audience to decide if this created image can both entertain and educate us about our changing planet.

Start the recall!

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