Arch and Hoodos Destroyed on Video

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3d3vart

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Maybe I'm just an idiot, but what looks so fake about the arch video? Seems like it would take some serious work to CGI that and make all of those rocks appear to tumble so naturally.
Well for one, Utah is a well-trodden place. VERY well trodden. If this was an arch in Utah or on the Colorado Plateau anywhere really, except for maybe the Rez, somebody (more likely many people) would have come forward almost immediately identifying which arch it is, but that didn't happen. So that was clue one. Secondly, to me the video looked like a composite rather than CGI where an image of a much smaller arch (maybe shin high or something) was exploded and then the video enlarged and combined with background stuff to make it look like a bigger arch. Anyway, I'm no video sleuth, but those were my first thoughts.
 

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Well for one, Utah is a well-trodden place. VERY well trodden. If this was an arch in Utah or on the Colorado Plateau anywhere really, except for maybe the Rez, somebody (more likely many people) would have come forward almost immediately identifying which arch it is, but that didn't happen. So that was clue one. Secondly, to me the video looked like a composite rather than CGI where an image of a much smaller arch (maybe shin high or something) was exploded and then the video enlarged and combined with background stuff to make it look like a bigger arch. Anyway, I'm no video sleuth, but those were my first thoughts.
I was asking more about the actual technical elements of the video, not so much whether it's fake just because no one had recognized it at that point in the conversation. While it's obvious now that the background is BS, it's still pretty debatable whether the foreground is totally fabricated. The shin high theory doesn't really jive with the plants and things that provide scale in the foreground. The article in the SL Tribune with @Jammer and @Christian really went into detail on that and offers some good insight.
 

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Someone on YouTube commented that this is "half worm arch in Garfield County Utah". Can anyone confirm that is a real place and if it is still standing?
 

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Someone on YouTube commented that this is "half worm arch in Garfield County Utah". Can anyone confirm that is a real place and if it is still standing?
Yeah -- I saw that comment and it seems suspect. A) can't find anything online re: an arch by that name (might be confused with the somewhat similar looking Inchworm Arch farther south.) B) That person followed up on his own comment within minutes stating that he just checked and it's still there.
 

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This is my exact thought. Somebody who already does this stuff for work or school just messing around, went down this little rabbit hole and decided to put it on YouTube to see what would happen. I kinda doubt that this was this big premeditated project, although I guess if we’ve learned anything it’s that we should never be surprised by something somebody does on the internet
..or surprised that people take it as fact and then, thus, we have "fake news" that influences beliefs and anxiety. Eh?
 

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