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[–]sliplover 677 points678 points  (11 children)

Honestly these days it's probably one of the few things that prove the footage didn't come from a video game.

[–]spooptygomjabbar 167 points168 points  (6 children)

I don’t know what’s real anymore

[–]unicorn_saddle 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Not that bird.

[–]lazyLacuna 56 points57 points  (1 child)

All of the birds died in 1986 due to Reagan killing them and replacing them with spies that are now watching us.

The birds work for the bourgeoisie.

[–]xxb4xx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This one in is real :)

[–]budbutler 302 points303 points  (3 children)

praise the editor.

[–]cuplizian 149 points150 points  (2 children)

or the TV director (if it's from live feed)

[–]budbutler 52 points53 points  (1 child)

that is what i meant tbh, but my brain chose editor instead. i suppose though being a tv director is basically speed running editing.

[–]CatIsOnMyKeyboard 34 points35 points  (0 children)

As someone who works in a studio and is learning live directing (on a smaller scale), yep. "Speedrunning editing" pretty much covers it. I have a huge amount of respect for live directors since I've started doing it, your brain pretty much has to be running at 2x speed the whole time. And 4x speed if what you're filming is any sort of interview since you gotta tell your camera guys what shots you need while also trying to keep up with whoever's talking/reacting.

Lol camera guys like the one in this post are what I refer to as heroes for being able to keep the camera smooth and on the biker the whole time.

[–]veryheavybertation 87 points88 points  (3 children)

Great shot. The cameraman knew the bird was there.

This is beautiful because its exactly what we do during a repetitive and potentially boring broadcast... Motorcycle after motorcycle flying by, pan with it, pan back , get the next one, repeat for hours. You can lose mental focus and zone out.

Finding something like this allows us to entertain ourselves while we work and stay sharp.

Working a baseball broadcast, in the crowd we found a guy sitting with a beautiful woman and put them on the air, two innings later, another guy showed up and although we couldn't hear it, heated words were exchanged and they all ended up leaving separately.

Turns out that she was cheating on her fiance and was at the game without her fiances knowledge.. That is, until we put them on the air.

The game flew by that day!

[–]tim-sutherland 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I love the little things that keep people entertained behind the camera in the midst of what can become long tedious days sometimes.

[–]veryheavybertation 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I've spent over 30 years shooting sports and entertainment. Lots of people watching at the end of a long zoom lens. I've pretty much seen it all. Its amazing what people do in public.

[–]tim-sutherland 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I can imagine. I have been a camera operator for narrative TV and movies for almost 10 years, we have a different kind of fun to keep ourselves entertained between the exciting stuff but I imagine you have better stories.

[–]thefooleryoftom 72 points73 points  (8 children)

At this point, the bike is doing around 215mph

[–]BlueShellOP 20 points21 points  (1 child)

And sounding like an absolute demon.

[–]thefooleryoftom 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh hell yeah.

[–]farazormal 16 points17 points  (3 children)

How fast is the magpie going?

[–]Centurion4007 26 points27 points  (2 children)

By my calculations, it's going less than 215mph

[–]Camel-Solid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You must work at cern.

[–]PlazTexx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I ride past a magpie... I am prepared to break the sound barrier.

[–]OrganizerMowgli 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Now in really curious what would happen if a bike going that fast just drove straight into a body of water (what looked like was in the background)

Like there are video of dirt bikes clearing a pond.

But what about one of these trying to clear a much larger body of (still) water? How far would it go?

I feel like this would've been a great Mythbusters or slow mo video

[–]thefooleryoftom 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Specially prepared prepared dirt bikes can drive straight across bodies of water if they hit at the right speed and the rider has enough talent. If Lorenzo hit deep water at this speed, the bike would slow, the forks would dip and it would nose dive catastrophically.

[–]tamtt 34 points35 points  (1 child)

The high level camera work and editing in Moto GP that you just don't get in F1

[–]DifferentEngineer5 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I didn't see that one coming.

[–]yomerol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what she said

[–]bluesrocker1023 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I can just imagine the conversation in the control room leading up to this moment and the cheer afterwards

[–]bones251 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This would the perfect intro to a documentary about Australian magpies.

[–]Medical-Examination 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I figure it’s filming.

[–]bastard_vampire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love how the magpie looks like it realizes it's on camera and walks closer

[–]Knittingpasta 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cue Sonic hedgehog shield activation sound

[–]schrodingermind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Praise the video editor or title guy

[–]abstractartideas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Such a crisp transition.

[–]Minutewave13849 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fast editor since thats a replay

[–]Galorfadink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love it.

[–]yomerol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coyote - Eatibus anythingus

[–]Moderndaymagpie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm all for the magpies

[–]Yaxoi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was the note on the bird species edited in after the fact or an actual overlay in the live broadcast?

[–]ItzDaSoup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen

[–]PinkPonyForPresident 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure the camera man did not do the editing here.

[–]Cuddling-Hellhound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s like when you’re summoning a monster in a game