Fake Montreal eagle video helps fund scholarship ⇒

Perhaps you saw that video “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” that was revealed to be a hoax created by students at Montreal’s National Animation and Design Center for class. Nelson Wyatt in the Montreal Gazette:

The viral video of the eagle, which was created by students at Montreal’s Centre NAD, has received international media attention and had more than 41 million views on YouTube since it was posted on Dec. 18.

And the school says it’s also generated a few bucks that will go toward a scholarship for a deserving student at the 3D animation and digital design school.

Are students actually going to college to learn how to make a pittance off AdSense? Great lesson.

(via The Daily Dot.)