Posts Tagged ‘cliche’

Humor: This Tutorial Video Will Help You Make ‘Sick’ Action/Sports BTS Videos

Need a little pick-me-up this Saturday? Check out this funny tutorial titled “How to Make a Sick Mountain Bike Edit.”

As the title indicates, this is aimed specifically at mountain bike videos, but it could easily be applied to just about just about every extreme sports athlete BTS video you’ll find online. It’s even spot on for BTS videos of action sports photographers. Read more…

Satiregram Pokes Fun at Instagram Clichés by Posting Descriptions Instead of Photos

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The standard Instagram clichés are so… well… cliché that they’re an accepted part of our lives now. Photos of food and selfies are so much a part of our day-to-day existence that I’m only a little ashamed to say I did the former last night (birthday cake pic…) and the latter is now in the dictionary.

But Instagram clichés go beyond the selfie and the food pic, and that’s why @Satiregram exists: to point out and make fun of all of the photos we see filling up our Instagram feeds every day. Read more…

Nickelback “Photograph” Parody Pokes Fun at Instagram Stereotypes

There are certain photographs subjects that you often find while browsing the photo sharing service Instagram. Examples might include feet, the foam art in cups of coffee, old doors, and duck-face self-portraits shot using a bathroom mirror. CollegeHumor released a parody music video yesterday that collects a whole bunch of these stereotypes into song.
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Ridiculous Photo Enhancement Scene from the TV Show CSI

Magically enhancing photographs to solve crimes is a staple of crime and detective dramas. To ordinary folk who have never touched a program like Photoshop, the enhancement technology might sometimes seem believable — after all, government technology is always decades ahead of civilian tech, right? However, to anyone who has any experience in photo editing, it’s pretty obvious that certain things just aren’t possible. Completely changing the camera angle in a photo, for example.

The short clip above is one ridiculous example of the “enhance!” cliché. It aired in an episode of CSI a few years back, and the YouTube uploader shared it with the title, “Why I Don’t Watch CSI”.
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Hilarious Parody of Photo Enhancing in Movies and TV Shows

A while back we shared a video in a post titled “The Cliche of Enhancing Images in Movies” that compiled clips from movies and TV shows in which “photo experts” did absurd and impossible “enhancements” to photos and videos in order to solve mysteries. The above clip from British sitcom Red Dwarf pokes fun at this cliche, and takes it to the extreme. Enjoy.

The Cliche of Enhancing Images in Movies

Here’s a fun video that compiles quite a few clips from movies where “experts” look for clues to mysteries in videos and photographs, often “enhancing” them in ridiculous ways before suddenly discovering something earth-shattering.

As you know, scriptwriters often try to make their characters sound like experts by having them drop random technical terms, whether or not the things they say actually make sense. This is usually seen in science fiction movies where the scientists are forced to somehow explain how non-existant technology works in layman’s terms, but here’s a funny example for all you photogs to enjoy.

Enhance it!