Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hudson River Landing Animation

By now, everyone is aware of the plane that landed safely on the Hudson River. The plane was struck by a flock of geese and immediately had to land in the Hudson River as they were flying out of New York City. The pilot basically saved many of lives.

Yadda, yadda, yadda--we know that.

But, I came across a pretty cool video that shows exactly what happened. I think it's really cool that some people have this kind of skill to put this kind of video together. This takes a lot of skill because (1) people have to do all the research for stats and figures (2) they have to apply this information to a video (3) create a video that looks real and is accurate. It's pretty impressive.

I guess this is where we're heading in terms of what we are able to do with computers. This is just a little video, but imagine what else we could simulate... Our generation (which is so keyed into videos and technology) almost needs things like this to help us understand concepts and events. We are pretty much adapting to these needs and using the skills we have to do so.

ANYWAY... here is the video. See what you think. It's cool and kind of scary to see how it all played out. Imagine being there, either on the plane or watching it happen. It would be very terrifying, but at least everything ended up okay.

So what do you think of the video?

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