Friday, February 21, 2014

"U.S. luge star Kate Hansen and Jimmy Kimmel reveal how they pulled off Sochi wolf hoax"

USA Today:

Hansen tweeted out a video of a wolf in her Sochi dorm earlier this week and everyone on the internet went nuts. Thing was, it wasn’t a real video. The video was shot by Jimmy Kimmel, the latest in his series of fake viral videos.

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Instead of shooting the fake video in some random dorm hallway, Kimmel had Hansen take a photo of the hallway outside her dorm room, then had his art department work 15 hours to recreate a life-sized replica of the Sochi dorm in his studio.

From there it was just the simple matter of bringing in a real Timber Wolf mix named Rugby and letting him run through the fake hallway.