Analyzing a Fake on the Internet
The camera is too far away in the initial shot to determine anything about what is actually appearing on the board. The camera is stationary for the actual firing, so it would be trivial to add dots in video post processing.
Varying amounts of dots appear with one apparent pull of the trigger. Sometimes 5 to 10 at a pull. There are no automatic nail guns and while some guns can fire multiple nails at a time, it is generally because of switch bounce, and the manufacturers try to engineer it out. If you don't know how many nails are coming out at a time, how can you possible aim them with artistic integrity?
Nail guns are not rifles, because there is no value to rifle accuracy in a nail gun. The nails lean and sway when they enter the chamber, which is only as long as a nail. They are not shot out with any sort of consistent force. The nails are manufactured on high speed lines and the tolerances are wide so there are no tight fits. At the distance this guy is shooting, he'd be lucky to hit within a 6 inch circle of where he is aiming.
When the camera gets picked up, it takes its "eye" off the board just long enough for an off-screen accomplice to replace the unmolested board with a pre-made board in the correct pattern. It looks like an accident of sloppiness, but that's where the magic happens . . .
There are similar videos of a crew like this on a work-site performing other physics-defying feats with construction tools. All show evidence of video manipulation, common magicians tricks and the badly acted responses of amazement by the onlookers.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHGIwCHfESghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx_5GI0QRdwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy4-4NOjLYIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOs2DKapHzQ&NR=1
All evidence point to them being a viral marketing scheme for Integrity Windows
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