We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I was yakking with BD via email and pointed this clip out to him. It kind of shows we've come full circle -- no pun intended.
First, digitized video was real crappy and amateurish looking.
Then, it got better.
Then it got real good, to the point where we couldn't tell where reality left off. Possibly the apex of the home production was the fabulous 405 The Movie.
And now, like with the clip BD posted, we're back to real crappy and amateurish looking, giving it that ultra-bite of reality. If someone had paused the clip right before the train arrived, you would have bet anything that it was just going to zip on past and something goofy the kids did was going to happen. Nothing could have looked more unprofessional and more un-CGI-ish than the video at that moment.
And the next moment, you realize you're watching modern CGI craftsmanship that's almost unparalleled. It's one thing to slap a dinosaur or talking donkey on the screen. What was done here was a whole 'nother universe over.
Another of this genre, complete with shaky camera and people running all over the place, is this little gem. More short vids here.