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Originally posted by QuantumDisciple
This is one of the funniest things I've seen.
I grew up a few miles from Forrest Lawn Cemetery and know the area well. What you are seeing is in his first arguement with the fork in road being too far away is footage shot from a 30' telescoping camera crane called a "Technocrane."
They use these pricey little numbers often at events like this, so they can get a camera almost anywhere with out a bunch of dolly track, extra camera crew, and such in the way of the event.
On the end of this Technocrane sit a HD Video camera (probably a RED). They use video instead of film because you can run video for a lot longer than film without reloading, again less of a disturbance on the event. This camera is operated remotely with a 3-axis remote camera head, most likely a Libre II...nothing but the best for the King. This allows the camera operator, 1st. camera assistant (focus puller), dolly grips, to all be out of the way of the event.
So what we are seeing while looking at this fork in the cart path. Is a slightly elevated shot angle looking downhill. The angle of the camera is not as steep as the slope of the hill and you get a compression. The lack of "depth of field" gives you a skewed sense of backround distance when the camera is in close focus. The background appears flat. There are tricks to give a flat background depth and separation using a contrast of light and shadow but this was not practiced here. They used a 10k Ballon Light filled with helium to boost the ambiant fill level. The balloon was likely choosen for the amount area it covers and the nice diffused light it offers the guests coupled with no bulky stands that get in the way.
I see no evidence this was faked.
edit on 6-2-2011 by QuantumDisciple because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nonetruegod
reply to post by Gloster
dont disrespect him he was a great role model for children he would have given them all a stroke of luck if youd give him the chance
Originally posted by Randall07
reply to post by sam_inc
So I guess my question gets ignored.
If Michael did fake his death then what would his doctor, Conrad Murray, stand to gain by going along with this? The man has lost his medical license and might be going to jail.