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Quick D: Ambiguous Cylinder
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion gives a detailed breakdown of Kokichi Sugihara's Ambiguous Cylinder illusion. AND HE DOES IT BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE, EVER, PERIOD.
Views: 1241871 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: The Invisible Cut
 
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Please consider supporting my videos through Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion A close look at a rudimentary visual effects trick and how it's often used by Vine filmmaker Zach King.
Views: 1176163 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: Invisible Box Challenge
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion gets on the last train out of meme town and performs his own version of the invisible box challenge.
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Quick D: Wall Walking
 
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Captain Disillusion puts a classic visual effect into perspective. Please consider supporting my videos on: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Join the Captain D Discord server! https://discordapp.com/invite/zdwPgNc --------------- Image of Stanley Donen by Adam Schartoff (Wikimedia Commons)
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Quick D: The Magic of Will Tsai
 
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Please consider supporting the series on: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion ponders the very concept of magic by taking a close look at the work of one particular illusionist. Relevant Links: • Will Tsai's AGT Audition Performance: https://youtu.be/s7wrfzpjf9U • Will Tsai's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQi_jng7xcAhw7rWpAkNkA • Analysis of Kevin James' 'Man Sawn in Half' Act by Robers Dee: https://youtu.be/zt8YFOiIBcc
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Miss Ping Debunk
 
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Captain Disillusion analyzes a relatively *current* viral video for a change. Special thanks to: Vilen Melikdjanian Emily Wood Enrique Huertas
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Captain D's Definitive Guide to TRICK SHOTS
 
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Please consider supporting the videos on http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion makes an unauthorized landing and explores the genre of trick shot viral videos. Throwing a Ball - Raw Footage: https://youtu.be/g_Qq7QDyg4U Other relevant mentions: Dude Perfect channel: youtube.com/DudePerfect People Are Awesome channel: youtube.com/PeopleAreAwesome Jackson Roberts' Doctor Disenchantment video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-6pogavrFw CC-BY 3D assets used in this video: Basketball by CGMasters.net Earth in Cycles by Adriano MI-24 Gunship by Chris Kuhn
Views: 3135379 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: The Lost Episode
 
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In 2011, Captain Disillusion abruptly stopped production of a new episode and went on a long hiatus. The footage of that unfinished episode has now been recovered and is presented here.
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Quick D: Viral Kid Stunts
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion considers the goods and bads of featuring kids in viral videos.
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Quick D: Cup Levitation & Train Track Rescue
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion In this double feature Quick D, Captain Disillusion takes a look at two completely unrelated videos: https://twitter.com/FustDrift/status/790038578864590848 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZMpKDRAHwI ...and discusses the inevitability of unoriginality.
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Quick D: Dancing Phantoms
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion takes a close look at a piece of Art. ---------- Kiyan Forootan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kiyanforootan/ IMAGE/VIDEO CREDITS: Jetpack Samurai - by ソフトバンク(SoftBank), YouTube Kathleen Turner - by Rob Rich, Flickr Balloon Dog - by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Flickr String of Puppies - by John Wisniewski, Flickr Sample motion capture clips: CMU Graphics Lab Motion Capture Database DanceDB Optitrack ---------- The CG version of Captain D was designed using the Flex Rig by CG Cookie, Inc.
Views: 1191576 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: Traffic Dodging
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion examines a common VFX hoax trope involving cars, roads, humans and running. ---------- Subject video: https://youtu.be/LGRU5zXRwdQ Vehicle Blendswap model by: ctdabomb.
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Quick D: A Fighter Jet Says Hi
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion deconstructs an aeronautical viral video, with a little help. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tara Sandlin Joey Guerra J. Matthew Turner James Turner, Ph.D. Dan "Buzz" Branan David "Beaker" Kent Subject video discussed: https://www.facebook.com/Fighterjetsworld/videos/2038887389477352/ F-18 Hornet high-poly Blender model by Chris Kuhn https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Kuhn-3D-Artist Destin's engaging educational videos can be found on his channel: Smarter Every Day https://www.youtube.com/smartereveryday Tom's formidable intellectual (and physical) prowess can be witnessed on his channel: Tom Scott https://www.youtube.com/tomscottgo
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Quick D: Flying Girl
 
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Please consider supporting my videos through Patreon: http://patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Follow Erica Linz' globetrotting acrobatic adventures on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ericatheactorbat Captain Disillusion deconstructs the Russian viral video of the flying girl in the woods.
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Making of 1 Second of Captain Disillusion
 
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A detailed look at one of the visual effects in the previous episode.
Views: 498839 CaptainDisillusion
"Rush Hour" EXPLANATION
 
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Something is a bit off... as Captain Disillusion and Mr. Flare host a morning show and explore the visual effects secrets behind the "Rush Hour" viral video. Original video being discussed: https://vimeo.com/106226560 ------- Certain sound effects by: JarAxe, FreeSound.org Lynne Publishing, 1soundfx.com Like this? Support the creation of more through: http://patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion
Views: 1233439 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: Anamorphic Bin
 
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Captain Disillusion compares two strange videos, the effects used to make them and the inexplicable gap in the levels of their popularity.
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Russian Ghost Car DEBUNK
 
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Captain Disillusion deconstructs the viral dashboard camera video showing a "ghost car" appear on the streets of Russia.
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Quick D: Mirror Ball
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion explains the visual effects behind the puzzling "Mirror Ball" video by animator Kevin Parry (https://www.youtube.com/user/kevinparry).
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Real Phaser Reverse Debunk
 
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Captain Disillusion makes a glowing point.
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Time Travel DEBUNK
 
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If you like my work, please consider supporting it on http://patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Happy Back to the Future Day! DeLorean 3D model created by Chris Kuhn (http://www.blendswap.com/user/KuhnIndustries) Featuring: https://www.youtube.com/user/warlaur https://www.youtube.com/user/artist7902
Views: 1288746 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: Where Did the Ball Go?
 
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Please consider supporting the series on Patreon: http://patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion breaks down the optical illusion behind a popular Vine clip.
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Cicret Bracelet UPDATE
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion reports on the latest developments of the fabled Cicret Bracelet, the development of which he continues to very generously sponsor with his very own money.
Views: 2434266 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: Brusspup Outgeeked
 
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A closer look at the "Amazing Fire Animation" viral video. Righteous Sasquatch modeling and animation contributed by Hjalti Hjalmarsson ( http://www.hjaltihjalmarsson.is ) & Björn Daníel Svavarsson.
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Mr. Flare Explains: The Virgin Mary
 
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While Captain Disillusion recovered from world travels, Mr. Flare took it upon himself to thoroughly deconstruct a video on his own. ---- Please consider supporting the show on: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Read CD's constant complaints on: https://twitter.com/CDisillusion Join for occasional live Q&A on Discord: https://discord.gg/zdwPgNc ---- Featured in this video: https://www.youtube.com/juanitochiguesque/ https://www.youtube.com/GarrettDavidGinner/
Views: 552657 CaptainDisillusion
The Undebunkable
 
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Please consider supporting my work on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion discovers that skepticism to an extreme is not skepticism at all.
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UFO Over India DEBUNK
 
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Captain Disillusion outsources the task of debunking a new UFO video to a tape of an old TV show. Please consider supporting my videos on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion --- How It's Faked segment: Written and directed by Alan Melikdjanian Narrator - Phil Marlowe Hoaxer - Louis Pappas See Louis in 'The Last Hit' - http://www.hulu.com/watch/701899 The Flex Rig by CGCookie.com
Views: 1811801 CaptainDisillusion
Charlie Charlie Poetry Challenge
 
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Captain Disillusion conducts a post mortem on the Charlie Charlie Challenge phenomenon... in rhyme scheme. Support: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Twitter: CDisillusion Facebook & Instagram: CaptainDisillusion
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"Catching Glasses" Explanation
 
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Captain Disillusion details the techniques used in "Guy Catches Glasses With Face" by Never Hide Films.
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Disneyland Ghost DEBUNK
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on Patreon: http://patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion is visited by a legendary icon as he attempts a thorough explanation of the viral Disneyland Ghost surveillance video mystery. The original video being discussed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnjibWcbV2o
Views: 1217627 CaptainDisillusion
"Fantasy Files" Explanation (2D Version)
 
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3D version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNqyI8zrgHc Captain Disillusion tries to adjust to the market.
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Mr. Flare Explains: What Color The Dress Is
 
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While Captain Disillusion was away, Mr. Flare took it upon himself to explain what could possibly be the most idiotic viral mystery in the history of social communication of our species.
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Pantry Ghost ADDENDUM
 
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Sometimes it takes a second look to get things just right. Mr. Flare forces Captain Disillusion take that second look. ---NOTES--- Thank you to the many viewers who were *skeptical* about the original debunk. Your vigilance caused me to dig deeper and figure out this more solid explanation. I want to make sure that everyone understands: the original episode's explanation is not "by" James Randi. It's only a movie. Mr. Randi and the rest of the staff at JREF very generously participated and performed to a script I had written. So the responsibility for the original "inaccuracies" rests with me. Enjoy!
Views: 466653 CaptainDisillusion
Mr. Flare Explains: Ultimate Batting Practice
 
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Please donate to Puerto Rico hurricane relief: http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/ Consider supporting my videos on: patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion While Captain Disillusion deals with a spatial anomaly, Mr. Flare steps in to examine a viral video that's made a recent comeback.
Views: 569583 CaptainDisillusion
Floating City DEBUNK
 
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If you like my work, please consider supporting it on http://patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion soars above the rest with a thorough explanation, deconstruction and recreation of the 'Mysterious Floating City Over China' video.
Views: 1676373 CaptainDisillusion
TAM7 + Brown Lotto Debunk (Part 5 of 5)
 
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Captain Disillusion explains it all. Science and Reason Reign by Alan Melikdjanian Remixed from the original Symphony of Science "A Glorious Dawn" Courtesy of John Boswell http://www.symphonyofscience.com SPECIAL THANKS TO: John Boswell Richard Montalvo Kenna Warsinske Vilen Melikdjanian
Views: 229104 CaptainDisillusion
Marble Sorting Machine DEBUNK
 
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Please consider supporting my videos on: http://patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion ---------- Holly visits Captain Disillusion with a special request. ---------- Subject video being discussed: https://youtu.be/tJOTAou0fzw Konstantin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arab_voisov/
Views: 1744678 CaptainDisillusion
VFXcool: Back to the Future Trilogy (1/2)
 
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Consider supporting my videos on: patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Time to step away from viral videos and discuss some historically epic VFX work. In this episode, Captain Disillusion dives into the tech Industrial Light & Magic used to create the diverse visuals of the Back to the Future trilogy. --- Unless otherwise indicated, all footage and images used to illustrate this video essay are property of Universal Pictures and ILM. Intro theme by Hachik0 (https://soundcloud.com/snijboer) DeLorean 3D model by Chris Kuhn (https://www.facebook.com/Kuhn-Industries)
Views: 828081 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: Mobile Drone
 
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Captain Disillusion joins forces with Mark Rober to examine a questionable invention. Please consider supporting my videos on: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Mark Rober's video: https://youtu.be/LEZCxxKp0hM
Views: 962148 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: Pop-up Videos
 
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Here's something a tad new. Shorter, crisper "debunks" that will be posted more frequently than regular episodes (which will still continue as well). This time: the menace of "screamer" videos.
Views: 473531 CaptainDisillusion
Quick D: Fresno Nightcrawlers
 
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Captain Disillusion focuses on a blurry mystery.
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Superhuman Tape Measure Skills DEBUNK
 
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Please consider supporting the show: http://patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion Captain Disillusion answers a viewer request and gets slightly carried away. • Subject video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx_5GI0QRdw • Jackson's request video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX129xRZXak Featuring the Debunk Breakdown remix by HoriXZ0n (http://youtube.com/EventHoriXZ0n)
Views: 3130767 CaptainDisillusion
Mystery Boob Revealed
 
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A meta video about the previous video. Flickr image attribution: "Sara Underwood 06" by GabboT
Views: 549007 CaptainDisillusion
TAM 6 Special + Reptile Woman Debunk
 
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Captain Disillusion recounts The Amazing Meeting 6 and tackles a most requested video. A special thanks to: Penn Jillette and Rebecca Watson for participating in the creation of this episode. ...and to the contributors of the images and videos used here.
Views: 471504 CaptainDisillusion
Viral Comets: Truck Saves Plane
 
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Captain Disillusion channels his inner Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Special thanks to: Noël Dilks This video features 2 images (incorporated into larger digital matte paintings of space) of cosmic nebulae by DeviantArt members "ineedfire" and "Euderion", distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
Views: 875231 CaptainDisillusion
TAM7 + Brown Lotto Debunk (Part 4 of 5)
 
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Captain Disillusion opens a Pandora's box that is "skepticism in magic". SPECIAL THANKS TO: Richard Montalvo Kenna Warsinske Vilen Melikdjanian
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Chinese Invisibility Cloak Hoax DESTROYED!!!
 
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Please consider supporting my work: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion The Captain attempts to rebrand himself... with mixed results. ----- Educational YouTube channels parodied in this video, which do things much better than me: http://www.youtube.com/periodicvideos http://www.youtube.com/billwurtz http://www.youtube.com/cgpgrey http://www.youtube.com/tomscottgo http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce http://www.youtube.com/SmarterEveryDay ----- Creative Commons image attributions (in order of appearance): Petro Vlahos receiving award - by Cristo Vlahos Steven Spielberg at Tintin Premiere - by Georges Biard Christopher Nolan at WonderCon - by BrokenSphere Paul Thomas Anderson in NY - by Jürgen Fauth Quentin Tarantino at Grindhouse Premiere - by Jeff Balke CMOS Image Sensor - by Filya1 Corner of Photosensor Array - by Natural Philo Lenslet Array Illustration - Hamamatsu Learning Center Microlenses - by Eastman Kodak Frame From Elephants Dream - by Ton Roosendaal et al. Casey Neistat at TechCrunch Disrupt - by TechCrunch
Views: 2212960 CaptainDisillusion
Reptilian Bieber-mosh
 
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Captain Disillusion explains the video compression artifact behind the reptilian alien conspiracy beliefs.
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Australian Lightning DOUBLE DEBUNK
 
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Please consider supporting my videos via: http://www.patreon.com/CaptainDisillusion For Vulcans: technical debunking starts at 4:28. Captain Disillusion pulls a double shift and deconstructs two similar hoax videos featuring close encounters with lightning.
Views: 1809460 CaptainDisillusion
Randi + Pantry Ghost... Debunk?
 
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Captain Disillusion... makes contact. A very special thanks to: James Randi Sean McCabe and the rest of JREF staff. Also, a big thanks to Enrique Huertas, Stephen Shupe and Vilen Melikdjanian for invaluable assistance.
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