Mermaids: The Body Found - Documentary

Mermaids: The Body Found - Documentary

Mermaids: The Body Found is a docufiction that originally aired on May 27, 2012, on Animal Planet and June 17 on Discovery Channel. It tells a story of a scientific team's investigative efforts to uncover the source behind mysterious underwater recordings of an unidentified marine body. The show uses the aquatic ape hypothesis as "evidence" that mermaids exist, along with a digitally manufactured video.

A sequel broadcast called Mermaids: The New Evidence aired May 26, 2013.

Sunday, May 26, the channel Animal Planet aired in the U.S. a unique documentary called "Mermaids: The Body Found". The program lasted for two hours and was described as a blend of science fiction, but was so convincing that the The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was simply overwhelmed by the huge number of people who blew their headquarters to ask if mermaids really exist.

Mermaids: The Body Found received 3.4 million views during its US telecast premiere on Sunday, May 27, 2012. This is the network's most watched telecast since the Steve Irwin memorial special in September 2006.

US Government statement
In July 2012, the National Ocean Service (a branch of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) stated that "no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found".

Mermaids: The Body Found is a docufiction that originally aired on May 27, 2012, on Animal Planet and June 17 on Discovery Channel. WikipediaInitial release: March 19, 2011 (Costa Rica)
Director: Sid Bennett
Running time: 120 minutes
Cast: David Soul, Sean Michael, Jason Cope, Andre Weideman, Candice D'Arcy
Screenplay: Charlie Foley, Sid Bennett, Vaibhav Bhatt
Story by: Charlie Foley, Vaibhav Bhatt

The idea of mermaids has tantalized seafarers for millenia, and as part of Monster Week on Animal Planet, the network aired Charlie Foley's "speculative documentary" on the aquatic creatures.

Could mermaids actually exist?

"Mermaids: The Body Found" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on Animal Planet) posed questions like, what would mermaids look like (let's just say, these CGI mermaids weren't wearing bikini tops made out of sea shells) and how would they reproduce?

The film contained never before seen footage of what was purported to be a mermaid washed up on a beach in Washington State. Not only was the creature alive, it was far removed from the hair-combing fairytale mermaids of yore, and it seemed pretty pissed.


Animal Planet - Mermaids - the Body Found (HD)

Custom vintage style label | DIY

 I love vintage labels. They are great to craft with. On Flickr you can find lots of pretty vintage labels but sometimes you want something with a specific, custom text. Today I want to teach you how to create a custom vintage label with Photoshop. If you don’t have Photoshop, Gimp is a good alternative.

1. First you need a good label to work with. I used this one that I found on Flickr. You need a label with the text on solid color background. This way it’s easy to remove the text and replace it by your own.

2. Now you have to remove the background of the vintage label. I like to use the ‘clone stamp tool’ in Photoshop. Gimp has a similar tool. Alt-click to select which part you want to want to clone. Right click to define the diameter and the hardness of the tool. Now you have to remove the letters from the label. You might have alt-click a few times to get it right.

3. Choose a good font for your label. You can find a selection of vintage fonts here. I used Bazar. Pick a color out of the labels color palette and insert your text.

4. Print the label and use it on your next project!
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