Wow, that was a creepy video, very entertaining. If I may, I'll have to call this little piece a staged performance. I saw some post on here somewhere
someone hammering another guy for stating his degrees or diplomas, so I hate to admit that I believe my 23 years in LE forensics, and having been
called upon as expert witness, should account for something... but then again you don't know me from Adam's house cat, so I'll just throw in my two
It's a little surprising how many here go back and forth making something so simple so deep and complex. I'm new here so I'm learning.
That poster strings
guy pretty much nailed it on the head.
Without having access to the raw file, the first thing I noticed was what a high quality image was coming from a cctv camera that in reality would be
mounted in a corner with a greater field of view, looping images to a remote dvr, although many places still use vcr, recording everyday for years.
Clear picture, unsurpassed image quality, that in itself would have made my job easier in the day. Then the acting, oh boy. I've seen many a seizure,
mental episodes, drug induced acts, and fakers...and a faker wont hurt himself if he is making it look like he's not in control of himself. This young
man flailed about and moved in such a way to not hit any part of his body, knew where the door handle was while he was jerking around, looking toward
the camera. I'm sure the witness was not a paid extra.
A person not in control will hurt themselves on the surrounding environment, breaking glass,
falling over furniture, etc... all the while they would be on the floor, if not.. when they do fall, they will usually suffer a head injury because
they don't know they are falling. This guys even falls like an actor.
Finally, editing video to achieve this only requires video editing software where the two or three separate shots are combined together using simple
masks to cover one part of the scene and not show the other.
In other words, shoot a black/white sequence of just the empty store, shoot a sequence of the jerking actor and female extra, shoot another sequence
of 'something' in the aisle in front of the glass door moving away, and another guy knocking over crap on the shelf. Stitch the scenes together,
hopefully not overlooking any overlap in your screen counter, and there you have a chilling fun video to show your friends.
Knowing what I've learned and have seen over the years kinda takes the fun and mystery out of it, but it's still entertainment and I'll keep my eyes
peeled for the next 'could it be the real deal' capture.
I've got a few creepy ones from my infrared home surveillance videos I should post some day.
Sorry so long, cheers!
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