posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 12:10 AM
It honestly took me three views of the video to reaslize what part was supposed to be supernatural. I've seen so many faked ghost videos before (and
have had personal experience with more than a few ghosts) to be able to see real ghost footage very quickly, regadless of mental state (and at the
momnent, I'm half-drunk). Considering it took me three views to detect the "ghost", I highly doubt this is real.
Especially as a horror film maker (and as you all know, horror films rely on camera tricks to scare the unknowing - typically the audience), I find
this film quite suspect, as it uses a common horror film technique to make the viewer believe the content. It's the quick, "there it is, and I'm
shocked, so I'm going to focus higher" technique. Quite common in horror films, and even more common in hoaxed ghost films. In the real film biz,
a shot like that is often employed to allow the actor to get out of frame in a hurry (typically behind the prop, but in this film, with the extended
upshot time, behind the camera).
This is a film technique employed since the early 1920s, but never really talked about in mainsteam media, because it would have ruined pre-1960 movie
Yes kids, the film industry holds secrets as well. The extent of the film biz secrets goes only so far as making sure everyone enjoys the next
breakthrough effect. In recent days, the secrets have been told on DVD special features.
I'm a filmmaker, and can say confidently that I could recreate the same shot with one actor and about two hours free time (including camera setup,
direction of the actor, and location scouting, not to mention several takes, to get the action perfect).