This Video is not in Reverse

From Laughing Squid:

“This Video is not in Reverse” is a short video by online filmmaker Eran Amir that is filled with effects that make the whole thing appear as thought it was playing in reverse, from a clock ticking back the minutes to house of cards that rights itself. The entire thing was captured in one take. Amir has also created a making of video to show how all the effects were accomplished and, for good measure, a reversed version of the fake reversed video.

Video at the link of how it was made.

Here’s Why American Sniper Used That Creepy Fake Plastic Baby


Why would an otherwise-competently made film include a creative decision this bad? In a since-deleted tweet, Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall explained:

hate to ruin the fun but real baby #1 showed up with a fever. Real baby #2 was no show. (Clint voice) Gimme the doll, kid.

It’s easy to empathize with Eastwood’s plight, but he should serve as a cautionary tale to future filmmakers: Never cast a plastic doll as a baby. Even if real babies are a pain to work with, don’t do it. Even if it’s getting late in the day, don’t do it. Just go the Twilight route and cast a CGI baby instead, or — even better — just write the baby out of the scene. How integral could it be? It’s a baby. Just don’t use a doll. Anything is better than dolls.