TECH

Danger!

In the past, I have mentioned the dangers of technology that producers will eventually choose, rather than have to hire actors for their news productions. Limitations on quality and several other factors have been the reason we have not seen it being used today. But that’s about to all change. As it appears now, the technology limitations have been met and the only thing stopping them is the cost.

Lens Distortion MUST SEE

I’m often confronted by people who have taken two superimposed photographs and claimed I’m wrong about who I say the subjects are based on their evidence showing that the facial features don’t line up.  I attempt to explain to them the world of Lens Distortion but if they are not familiar with photography and most don’t know the difference between an F-stop and a Bus stop, then don’t comprehend.  So I set out to make a few videos demonstrating with the best of my ability the optical illusion along with the understanding that the events are exhibited are not on the same level as you videotaping your child’s birthday party in your backyard.  What we are presented via TV is a production that has the benefit of doing multiple takes, lighting, make-up, in some cases prosthesestics applied to the actors and most importantly the ability for them to use post production to edit and change the viewer’s perception of the event to best suit the predictions intended message.

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