Watch 10,000 (Fake) iPhones Fall Like Dominoes (VIDEO)

A remarkable video posted on YouTube today is generating a huge number of views (though exactly how many is unknown, because YouTube is doing that annoying thing where it temporarily stops counting at 301).

The video depicts nearly 10,000 iPhones cascading like dominoes through an unidentified office setting.

It’s unreal, right?

Right. It didn’t actually happen.

Only one of the iPhones in the video — the very first one — is an actual metal-and-plastic-and-glass-and-microchips smartphone. The rest are computer-generated faux-phones, though the transition is pretty seamless.

The video is the brainchild of Aatma Studio, a firm that evidently has some serious chops when it comes to CGI and has come up with some cool iPad visualizations in the past.

“We modeled, animated and rendered the CG phone where the footage was first motion-tracked and the CG phone was composited over it,” said Pramod Modi Shantharam, the company’s CEO and animation director.

The video’s CGI is so convincing, in fact, a huge number of viewers so far don’t seem to realize they’re witnessing a purely digital illusion.

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