Vault Commercial - speak out against it on youtube
Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:30 PM
Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:40 PM
I was crying laughing during that part... is baiting illeagle in paintball .
Honestly I didn't think the vault commercial was that bad..
The only thing I worry about is people watching those, then going out and playing
outlaw ball with other non experienced players.. and thinking its OK to lift your
mask with live markes around.. then if someone gets hurt.. that gives paintball
a bad name.
Posted 01 November 2007 - 10:08 PM
Fire? Yes Please
Posted 02 November 2007 - 08:16 AM
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 08:30 AM
maybe the people that took ME too seriously need more time in the real world because the fact it for me this was a quick post - i'm not trying to be Hillary Clinton
fact is fact - it's an unsafe portrayal
Posted 02 November 2007 - 09:38 AM
it clearly shows scenes of players lifting their eye protection and no barrel bags
i made this comment
to which some dude replied
Everyone post on youtube and make a statement about how strongly we feel about the safety and the image of our sport!
Sad thing is, I've actually seen this on T.V. over here in Ohio...
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 02:00 AM
link removed because of language
This post has been edited by 1-I: 05 November 2007 - 02:31 PM
Posted 04 November 2007 - 06:01 AM
Why would the Spaced version be worse than the Vault commercial?
The main objection to the commercial is the lifting of masks mid game.
In the Spaced episode there is only one point where the mask is removed in the field - and in the 'dramatic affect' of the death scene.
They wear Scott goggles only/no face mask - This is TV and it allows for the characters to be recognised
They over do paint splats - it is tv
In the duel scene they warn against the danger of a close proximity/shot in back of the head
In the death scene he takes off his goggles, in Vault there are at least 4 occasions that goggles are lifted mid play.
In Spaced it is taken too seriously - there is the war element and the rivalry element. But people sometimes do take it to seriously.
Finally Spaced paintball is taken into context of the series and the people who watch that series.
In Vault it is a commercial, so is open to all viewers depending on when and between which programmes it is shown.
This post has been edited by 1-I: 05 November 2007 - 02:30 PM
Posted 04 November 2007 - 08:16 AM
Posted 04 November 2007 - 08:19 AM
how many times do i need to kill this link
simon pegg and nick frost are the funniest team alive. nuff said.
This post has been edited by 1-I: 05 November 2007 - 02:33 PM
Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:38 PM
you know what the first thing they said to me in the store, "those guys are idiots for taking off their masks"
this tells me one simple thing,
WE ARE NOT DOOMED BECAUSE OF FICTIONAL PICTURES ON A GLASS BOX!
now im happy that so many people are all for the safe portrail of paintball but lets all keep in mind what is suppose to be a silly joke and what is a bad showing of paintball (8-mile, vandals, and poor sportsmanship)
by the way the link that i killed was because of language, not because of how they were playing.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 02:24 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:14 PM
I work in radio as a Production Manager and make commercials that "bend reality" all the time. No, it's not lying. But tell me, how many folks OUTSIDE of paintball would find that commercial interesting if it just showed one guy destroying another team in a "normal" game of paintball? Sure, to us it would look great, but the rest of the world just wouldn't care, because it wouldn't be funny and they probably wouldn't be able to follow what's going on.
On the flip side of this, I recently saw a CSI: New York which started out with a game of night paintball in an alley... two speedballers going one on one with each other. Of course, it ends with one of them getting shot with a real gun.... but it was still cool to see that paintball has become a big enough sport to make it into something as "prime time" as CSI.
Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:36 PM
if we cant do it. it doesent need to be done
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