Excellent post by Maat of cluesforum.info on creating the magic show we call media hoaxes.
Yep and as they use a combination of physical and digital effects according to the need and scene required in movies, so it is in their Media hoaxes — as we have seen so often before (9/11, Oslo, Tucson, Aurora…).
Another thing they count on is how most would automatically assume that a MSM “star” like Anderson Cooper must really be in the same room with “Adrianne” & partner for this “hospital interview” —
However, knowing how TV journalists normally film themselves separately asking their questions to the camera for editing in later (being only one camera on the interviewee at a location), that was evidently done for this as well, except they’ve spliced the film to appear as one shot together.
Didn’t even need to green-screen the leg for that, by the convenient position (just a dummy would do), so easily hidden beneath. Now that’s practical economy!
(Per Ockham’s principle of economy: Frustra fit per plura quod potest fieri per pauciora [It is futile to do with more things that which can be done with fewer] — Summa Totius Logicae, i. 12)
I think we need to remind readers of this forum why we can’t afford to forget that these PsyOps are all about creating illusions, and just like stage magicians they use the same kind of trickery that’s worked for millennia.
Magic is the pretended performance of those things which cannot be done. The success of a magician’s simulation of doing the impossible depends upon misleading the minds of his audiences. This, in the main, is done by adding, to a performance, details of which the spectators are unaware, and leaving out others which they believe you have not left out. In short a performance of magic is largely a demonstration of the universal reliability of certain facts of psychology.
— John Mulholland, The Art of Illusion, Charles Scribner & Sons, 1944
So my question to those who say they “don’t have technical photographic skills” etc. is: do we need to know a magician’s secrets to recognize and understand what we are seeing is fake? Of course not. Our experience of reality and common sense tells us the illusionist can’t really levitate, tele-port a person or make his assistant whole after sawing her in half.