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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Gravedigger Dav, Feb 8, 2016.
This is amazing. Done by a 17 year old high school student.
Holy crap! Brain overload! That's a lot of images to take in so quickly!
Very well done. Even the dramatic pauses at the the Renaissance, Hitler, etc. were perfectly spaced. Nice job.
A little video game-centric towards the end but yes, very well done. Kind of like a two-minute Koyaanisqatsi.
History - there's ever such a lot of it.
A friend posted this on FB:
We all die at the end ?!?!?!?!? How about a spoiler alert?
I didn't much care for it. It was not very balanced, and didn't have the impact it could have. For a 17 year old, it was good, but it just seemed to focus very hard on small bits of history, while jumping through large segments. As a History Buff, I found it lacking. You can't possibly do a piece like that without at least touching on WWI, and if you're going to be so America-centric, you can't leave out the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Plus, I have never believed we are going to blow up the planet.
B- but mostly for good editing
Man- and to think, all that happened in just 10,000 years.
There's more history than can fit into two minutes.
Dude left out WW I and European history from 1800 to 1900, there's so much content on the European medieval times and dude just jumped to the Renaissance era, Marco Polo, Genghis Khan, Korean War, The Alamo, Napolean and his wars, anything and everything with vikings, ninja and samurai, Argentina and Evita Peron, South Africa and apartheid, China and Tiananmen Square, The Great Depression, Battle of the Boyne, Magna Carta, OJ Simpson trial, Wrestlemania, Pele, Jaco Pastorius, and of course, everything about bass guitars, amps, strings, effects, pick-ups and accessories.
Interesting, thanks for posting it. And don't blink, you might miss a hundred years.
Not all history though; the first 30 and last 10 seconds are speculation, not history.
I do believe I saw George Washington so it did at least touch on the revolution.
Pretty small mention of JC, arguably the single most impactful individual in history.
The first 30 seconds are speculation, not history? I think the word you were looking for is "science."
Totally agree. I kind of filtered it through the eyes of a 17 year old. Honestly, for his age it's pretty impressive. But, yeah, some stuff was missed. Still, good work for a "dumb kid".
No, the word I was looking for is "speculation." Your opinion may differ, and that's ok, but the word "history" was being used in this thread and IMO that word refers to actual documented human events, not a scientific theory.
I agree the content is a bit thin. I was amazed at the work it took to put this together. It is impressive even if not complete.
If you are talking about the original, it would be closer to 4.6 billion years.
Hey, at least he got the Beatles.
Right, the important stuff was there.
That's just crazy talk
For anyone who likes this sort of montage, my favorite, although taken from a different approach, is the evolution of man from single-called organism that Carl Sagan did on the original Cosmos series.
I remember that from the original. Watched Cosmos every week. But one thing was left out. Some evolved into drummers.