Real or CGI? – Club Palace

Caravane, Camille Boyer, and Nik Mirus created Club Palace – a mindbender of a video clip which toys with your perceptions, and could make you ponder whether it had been created with computer graphics, miniatures, or some combination of these two.

When you look at the four-minute video clip “Club Palace” you will not be able to believe that it is not a computer animation. The clip is nevertheless highly surreal.

This video is a result of an extremely skillful camera work, deliberately set lighting effects and a great deal of manual talent. There is even a room boasting an impossible, upside-down swimming pool complete with water ripples that seem to be directly out of a video game. The feeling immediately arises: all this can not possibly be real. This must have been created on the computer. However, that is far from the truth.

We are amazed at what we see. Only the making-of video shows how the magic was done. Bravo!