I know, I know. You came to With Leather, saw a sorta-sports-related story being animated and thought it was from Next Media Animation in Taiwan. You click expecting Felix Baumgartner to get shoved out of his balloon by a panda, clip an angel version of Tim Tebow on the way down and land on a bed of spikes.
But no, not today. Today, we share CGI dramatizations for science.
Watch the CGI clip for Felix Baumgartner’s World Record Supersonic Freefall.
Baumgartner reached an estimated speed of 1,357.6 km/h or 843.6 mph(Mach 1.25) jumping from the stratosphere, which when certified will make him the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall and set several other records while delivering valuable data for future space exploration.
The only real question about Baumgartner’s jump (now that “will he die” and “omg, is he going to fall out of space and die” have been answered) is, “When are we going to see the GoPro footage?” They put a camera in his helmet for the jump, right? They put GoPro cameras on pro wrestlers and dogs playing fetch these days, of COURSE if a guy was going to execute a corporately-sponsored jump to his Space Doom they’re going to outfit him with a dozen recording devices.
Make it happen, Red Bull. Or at least get somebody to speak in Taiwanese over your info videos.