|BLC artist, Guy Edwards, doing a liberal interpretation of the Provo Canyon Bigfoot|
First, we want to say there simply is not enough visual information in the Provo Canyon Bigfoot video to make a definitive determination. With that said, initially we were certain that foliage in the foreground was creating the negative space defining the Bigfoot's left arm.
A perfect example of how negative space can define an object is a water colored white picket fence painting. Since the canvas is already white, you do not paint the fence, you paint around the fence, you paint what is called the negative space. (see image below)
|Do not paint the fence, paint the space around the fence--so Zen.|
Until we saw the stabilized slo-mo version of this video we were not able to conclude if the foliage was creating the negative space or no. Our conclusion is, bigfoot or not, that gap between body and "arm" is real. We recommend going full screen with the video and the quality turned up to 1080pHD.
We always felt like the reaction of the videographers/hikers were genuine which we think was the second component of this video being compelling We reached out to BeardCard, the video uploader, to ask a few more questions, including permission to stabilize his video. We have not heard back from him and offered to give him the stabilized version for his own YouTube Channel.We are hoping, since this is for educational purposes and not commercial, he will not mind us posting the stabilized version here.
Oh and here is the frame and the artistic rendition side-by-side.
|Provo Canyon Video and artist rendition side-by-side (click picture to enlarge)|