This video appeared on my radar on Tuesday. It was crazy. An eagle trying to snatch a baby. What is the world coming to?
But the skeptics came out in force and soon it was announced that the video was a hoax.
The video was actually created by students at Centre NAD in Montreal. The school posted an announcement responding to the excitement saying the students digitally added a 3-D eagle and child into the film.
The project was part of a class offered in the 3D Animation and Digital Design degree. Another video in the production class involving a penguin escaping from a zoo that got a fair bit of attention. But nothing like the video of the eagle, that had over 22 million views in just two days.
Even though the skeptics called out the video makers early on, I have to think the students earned high marks for vitality.