Gimpsuited greenscreen fluffer flicks shampoo model's hair


#1

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#2

I was always advised that you don't tug on Superman's cape.


#3

"So, your resume says 'visual effects and postproduction ninja'. Is 'ninja' one of those insufferable fads like 'guru' that abhuman self-promoters are using these days?"

Pause, awkward.

"No, sir, I'm literally trained in the subtle arts of visual effects concealment and the subtlest misdirection. In fact, I can hide even in plain sight by bringing harmony between my chroma-qi and the subcarrier phase."


#4

As it happens, the stereotypical ninja outfit probably comes from the traditional clothing of Japanese stagehands. By convention they're treated as invisible while on stage, so when you need a ninja to strike out of nowhere there's no better way to show that than to have the 'invisible' stagehand whip out a sword and attack the hero.


#5

Wow, that's really how they did Superman's fluttering cape? Sometimes truth is more stupid-looking than I could possibly imagine


#6

O hell yes! Where do I apply for this job? My lycra fetish and my hair fetish will at last be put to good use! And mommy said I would never amount to anything...


#7

So this is how Whitey Bulger paid the bills when he was hiding out in Santa Monica. The perfect cover...literally.


#8

I hope their official job title is 'midichlorian'.


#9

Now if only the Blue Man Group would fade into the background.


#10

I'm sorry, what happened to fans again?


#11

OT, but wow, how culturally tone-deaf. Don't celebrities have people to clue them in to local customs and expectations when they travel?


#12

So now, instead of ignoring shampoo commercials like always, I'm going to be scrutinizing them for signs of invisible background hair flippers like some conspiracy nut. Thanks Obama!


#13

chroma-qi

genius.


#14

Damn I love that song. And Bad Leroy Brown.


#15

I just realized how annoyed I would be to have a fluttering cape tied to my neck while I fly around.


#16

According to the super hero costume designer in "The Incredibles", capes are a very bad idea.


#17

So it's an invisible puppeteer?

Cool!!

smile


#18

The term "fluffer" also refers to a completely different functionary in film production as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer


#19

Yeah, I'd go with 'puppeteer' on my resumé, given that 'fluffer' is already a Term of Art in certain branches of the film industry, which refers to a... somewhat different on-set job - which has been largely outmoded by modern pharmaceutical technology.

Now, the old-school 'fluffer' is, I suppose, a sort of an unseen special-effects technician =:-) , but it's not the sort of thing most people would want listed in their IMDB credits.


#20

That would be the same song.