A viral video that purported to show an eagle snatching a small child turns out to have been made by students using 3D animation, according to a Canadian new media school. Below is part of a statement from Centre NAD:
The “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” video, uploaded to YouTube on the evening of December 18, was made by Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin, students at Centre NAD, in the production simulation workshop class of the Bachelors degree in 3D Animation and Digital Design.
The video shows a royal eagle snatching a young kid while he plays under the watch of his dad. The eagle then drops the kid a few feet away. Both the eagle and the kid were created in 3D animation and integrated in to the film afterwards.
"We'll be publishing a making-of shortly," Claude Arsenault, a spokesperson for the school, told TPM.
Watch the video: