Here is their claimed behind the scenes explanation:
THey’re not claiming its one continuous shot, but rather they paused and used morphing to join 8 takes together, but I’m still not buying their explanation. Reasons why:
• I used to work in visual effects, I know this could be done with green screen, wires and CGI and it would be cheaper to do so.
• Their movements are too smooth and perfect, take a look at real vomit comet footage:
I’ve never seen these sorts of acrobatics done in any other video, especially things like them perfectly returning to their seats. There is also no sign at all of camera shake. Even if you use stabilising software you get parallax artefacts where people at different depths move slightly differently so you can’t 100 percent stabilise the entire shot.
• AFAIK you can’t safely fly parabolic arcs for hours at a time in a standard passenger jet. NASA and Zero G corp use modified planes and pilots trained for this manoeuvre. They claim the video was sponsored by Russian airline S7. However S7 is not listed as having offered parabolic flights in the past. If they had gone to the effort of modifying a plane and training pilots to do this, I’d expect them to be offering them publicly, since I believe there is a fair demand in the research and “space tourist” market for these flights.
I guess we could get to the bottom of it one way or the other by searching public flight records, if they really had done this the flight paths for the 21 flights they claim they used to do this would be recorded on various flight tracker websites. Anyone know how to check that?