An interesting ‘behind the scenes’ clip of the acro-freestyle soccer/footballers TEAM RYOUKO from Fifa’s Street Freestyle clip (originally posted by Drew [link], who believes the video uses CG effects) I’m not convinced; and apparently Aaron Gregg (rec. juggling, world record holding chainsaw juggler and generally nice guy) has met these fellows and can attest to their authenticity.
With an increase in computer-manipulated circus and dance videos arriving on the internet, i wonder what effect this will have on the artists who develop ‘real skills’ over years and years of training. What will happen to the juggling world when a shakey, low quality youtube video featuring a teenage girl juggling 19 balls hits the internet and goes viral? Will the public reject all attempts at 7 and 9 balls as ‘easy’ simply because they’ve been fooled by an elaborate viral campaign? What happens when we cant tell the difference between CG videos and ‘real skill’ videos?
[Thanks to the lovely and talented (as in, real skills) Daydream (of OCCJD fame) for the video link]