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seeing as the camera never moved once it would be very easy to do that. They just film him jumping where the car would be coming, then later, when he's out of the way, they drive the car by. Then you can simply use a garbage matte on one of the layers and you're set. The only hard part would be making sure he actually jumped high enough.
This stunt was possibly filmed in real time, with no digital editing involved. None was needed, because Kobe did not actually jump over the Aston Martin. It is tough to see on the YouTube video because the frame rate is about half the rate of TV. I Tivoâ€™d it from the evening news, and if you examine the shadows on the ground, it looks like Kobe is standing closer to the camera than the car is by perhaps a few feet. By clever use of camera angle and probably a long lens, as well as the antics before and after the stunt, it is made to seem like Kobe was directly in front of the car. That said, had Kobe actually been in front of the car, the jump would have been successful. The only real question is, how many times did they have to try the stunt to get the timing right?
By doing some simple timing of the stunt and a little math, it is easy to calculate that the car was traveling about 20 mph, which is about 29.3 feet per second. The car is 14 ft. 4.5 in. long according to the Aston Martin web site. About 13 ft. of it can be seen in the frame of view. Kobe is in the air for about 0.9 seconds in the version I Tivoâ€™d, which translates into about 26.3 feet of travel for the car. The car is just entering frame when Kobe leaves the ground, and is just leaving frame when he touches the ground again. With a 13 ft. frame of view and a 14 foot car, that makes 27 ft. so the numbers check. But the timing has to be perfect, so if he got it right the first time, he is incredible.
Alternatively, the Aston Martin could have been Photoshopped in later. That is so easy to do these days. But I donâ€™t think they did. A little clever camera work, along with Kobe and his buddy doing a pretty good sell job is much more elegant.
Dudes an idiot. Now since most kids cant see its fake there all going to try and jump over a car so they can be cool like kobe, only theyll be white and probably drunk and wont make it and theyll be horribly injured or die. Good work kobe.
Even if it was real, how could anyone possibly attribute jumping a car to a shoe? Better shoes might make you jump a fraction of an inch higher, just because you're more comfortable in them. That's it.