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2012 High Tide Update in HD

With a 2012 tag at the end. Thanks to Chris Rye

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Love This Vid

thanks. nice, nice work.

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just exactly right!

...loved it!

we, the people want Dr. Paul. The question remains, will "they" let us have our own country back? Or, will we fight and destroy the powers that be?

I am ready for either solution.

Wanna see how effective this video can be? Read to see how the trolls will dis it.
It is inspiring!

Don't be afraid to like it!

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The video has great production value but...

The Ron Paul animation is a little scary looking.

Still creepy and weird.

Even though I've seen it dozens of times now in various places since 2008, I have not come to like it through familiarity.

I think the effort was good, I don't think the outcome was.

Wish we had had more time to

Wish we had had more time to better tune some of the animation, but that's the best we could do in the time we had available. Comments I've seen are 50-1 in favor of awesomeness :) Haters will hate no matter....

Here's a comment from the original Youtube, which we see much more often than negative ones.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e26FhQo_2JY

"I don't care about politics, I know nothing about Ron Paul, and I never thought I'd say this: but that was a badass political advertisement and I've watched it at least three times now. It has a message, which it both presents and exemplifies. This is what a political ad ought to be. Job well done."

The ad is effective in turning people onto Ron Paul.

Animators say creating acceptable life-like humans is difficult

No matter how well it is done, for some reason people still reject life-like human animations, at least in films or close-ups.

That's why most of them stay with more cartoon-like animations, at least in big productions.

I think the majority of Ron Paul supporters would like this video and leave positive comments, as you mentioned. But where it is not so good is in influencing those that are not Ron Paul supporters. I would imagine the comment you quoted is one of the few that were not Ron Paul supporters that still liked the video and took the time to comment.

Is there any way you could insert actual footage of Ron Paul into the close ups, filtered to fit in with the animation? Were the animations not created from video?

Perhaps you didn't read my

Perhaps you didn't read my comment above. Non-Ron Paul people love it and are intrigued to learn more...we've seen this time and time again. It's not meant to be a "real-life" person, as the first 2 seconds of the video clearly display. It's a message first and foremost.

We can't insert video, that would ruin the intended effect. It's an animation 100%.

I read it, I don't think it's an accurate representation overall

I was not referring to splicing in video, I'm asking about overlaying digitally enhanced video of Ron Paul only, to give actual video an animated look, within the animation itself. I'm sure creating the animation of Ron Paul must have taken a lot of work if you didn't start with video to begin with.

It's easy to get Ron Paul supporters to support any Ron Paul effort, what you're not going to get as much of is honest criticism.

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Horrible!!!!

That thing's back again?!

Get that stupid video off the web! It's HORRIBLE!!!!

It makes Dr. Paul look he's dead and that some freak stuck a robot inside of his dead body and now animates it. Who's the thing supposed to appeal to- morticians?

It's a dark and hideous video.

It has always creeped me out too

I appreciate the production value but Dr. Paul is really creepy and I wouldn't share it with new friends.

a few problems with this ad...

I think this ad appeals greatly to current Ron Paul supporters, but I don't think it does a very good job of selling Ron Paul to other people... it's sort of vague on the issues, and the beginning comes across a little preachy (even though it's right).

Also- because it's animated, it comes across more as an ad for a video game... sort of like another recent ad, where the whole time I felt like it was a car commercial.

Also- one of the biggest obstacles that Ron Paul has to get over in this campaign is the media-branded weirdness. If people see this ad on television, I think that weirdness is only going to be reinforced- why would you animate a political commercial? Also there is a certain wrong zone/uncomfortable zone of human/fake human/robot-like depictions. Studies have been done on products (robots in particular) where they get to a point where they appear too life-like, but slightly off, and the result is that they just come across as creepy and nobody wants them. This depiction of Ron Paul is deep in the "creepy valley" (the term marking the bottoming out in graphs depicting creepiness in human-like products).

I think it's a very "cool" video- but it's best suited for youtube/the internet... it would be well-suited if video gamers were a large voting demographic, but I'm not convinced they are, and it's probably a group that Ron Paul already has on his side (young people/young males).

All that said, I think the best use of this video would be to spread amongst current supporters/supporters from 2008 for the June 5th moneybomb. It pulls on the right chords for those of us already committed to this message, it's dramatic/moving, and would likely be a helpful aid in convincing supporters to donate.

Opps

http://youtu.be/UnLLcsqavNA I meant this video.

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What a great video

to start my morning with.The music had me dancing around my kitchen.Thank you for posting it.Now I will humm it all day.

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We need to have a money bomb

We need to have a money bomb to collect funds for a buying airtime to run this commercial. Imagine what a few millions dollars spent on buying commercial space on the History channel, Adult Swim, or any channel that young intelligent people watch. It would be incredible. No money, however, should be spent on the big networks and cable news channels that ignore and slander Paul.

YES !!!! Direct Our Money to SPECIFIC things!

I have sent money into the Campaign for Liberty and Ron Paul only to be unhappy how its spent.

So the solution is be given a MENU of items to send your money in for.... A long LIST.

THen as money comes in for that item, when it reaches its money goal, it gets done.... it gets made and aired on TV/radio

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Bravo

Glad to see this updated because it sure is great. I hope the campaign will use this for broadcasting.

Dr Paul has been right about everything

Dr Paul has been right about everything the man is on point with all he speaks about i agree with all of it and i will be donating to his campaign he has my vote!!!!!!!!!!!! Ron Paul 2012

Outstanding!

Bring it!

Like the old commercial used to say...

It's not getting older...it's getting better. The addition of the 2012 logo makes it even more perfect than it was.

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pluperfect, you might say

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I like this

We need more creative ads like this and the campaign needs to run them. I would encourage everyone out there who is good at making these to make them for different policy positions. Maybe even have some type of contest on who can create the best ad here on this website. We can vote on it or take the best ones and give them to the campaign to run in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Just be mindful of what resonates with the republican and independent voters and make them 30 seconds or 1 minute long.

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This was the idea Scott Horton on Anti War Radio told Ron and

Ron said it was a good idea and they were going to do it.

Debbie

Thats excellent

I would suggest everyone do it. Anti War Radio, the alex jones show, this website. Any that support him. We can all see the videos, critique them, make them better then by the time the primaries roll around we have excellent ads to put on the air each with a specific target audience of voters for each state. Look at the polls and see which issues matter most to the voters and put up ads that speak to those specific issues.

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lovely

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I agree

We should get this out there.

This video MUST be aired on

This video MUST be aired on TV! It would get a lot of attention because there's never been a political ad like this.

That would make for an

That would make for an awesome video game! We should make a Ron Paul game and use the proceeds to fund the campaign.

I could see him running around fighting Washington zombies and the only way to beat them is by smacking them over the head with the constitution hahaha!