Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Ronaldinho In The Office

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Do you ever wonder why your phone call goes unanswered when you call a business during business hours? Well, this video shows you why. [0:48]

This guy has amazing skills, especially since he’s using a balled up piece of paper, but he clearly has too much time on his hands. Er, cheeks. Or something.

Comments

  1. #1 Janne
    October 27, 2007

    I do suspect rather strongly that the “ball” is actually generated afterwards and composited into the video. It’s suspiciously indistinct, and it behaves entirely different from what a real paper ball normally would a couple of times (it’s basically too light to do some of the things in the video).

    Nice idea for a commercial though, and excellent execution!

  2. #2 Ex-drone
    October 27, 2007

    Agree with Janne. The way the ball ricochets off the water cooler looks unnatural. The butt catch is also hard to believe.

  3. #3 Emory K.
    October 27, 2007

    Don’t be fooled by the sound effect of crumpling paper – You never see paper really being crumpled into the ball. Instead, the performer just mimes the crumpling action while picking up a solid ball. I earn a significant chunk of my income as a juggler, and the routine that follows after the crumpling-paper deception looks legitimate to me. There may indeed be some camera trickery on that final spectacular catch, but for the bulk of the routine I’m seeing skills well-known to anyone who hangs out at juggling conventions.