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The Military Industrial Entertainment Complex™ Presents: Faking World Wars with Miniatures To Get You To Pay Your Taxes!

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Everything You Know Is Wrong!

The Layers of Lies Protect The Truth: Read Through The Rest of This Blog to find out more.

Seductive Silver Singing Simon Says Say Sounds as i Say...

“To achieve behaviour change, it is necessary to persuade the cognitive side, and seduce the affective side. It’s what we commonly refer to as ‘winning hearts and minds’.” 

Mario Hytten, founder of Planetaire AB.


Bob Weir formerly of the Grateful Dead on 03/24/12 talking about the Bohemian Grove. The Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre (1,100 ha) campground located at 20601 Bohemian Avenue, in Monte Rio, California, belonging to a private San Francisco-based men's art club known as the Bohemian Club.

The 411 on 911:

A Life Actor & Fake General Guy.

Just A Live Action Cartoon Character.

A Shade Charade Parade!

“Lieutenant General William Wilson "Buffalo Bill" Quinn (November 1, 1907 – September 11, 2000) was a United States Army officer, who served in intelligence during World War II. Born in Crisfield, Somerset, Maryland and a 1933 graduate of West Point, Quinn retired as a lieutenant general on March 1, 1966 as the commanding general of the Seventh United States Army. He died in Washington, DC at Walter Reed Army Hospital at 92 years old.”

“Quinn participated in the Battle of the Bulge, Operation Dragoon and on January 1, 1945 he was part of Operation Northwind.

Quinn was in Korea from 1951 to 1952 and in August 1951 Quinn was wounded in Korea. While in Korea he won and was awarded the Silver Star, Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star with the "V" Device. He was also in the Battle of Inchon. While he was in Korea he was the commanding Officer of the 17th Infantry Regiment which was part of the 7th Infantry Division (the 17th Infantry was, and still is, nicknamed "the Buffalo’s”)”


From Superman 1978: Lois humorously reacts to Superman saying he stands for "truth, justice, and the American way."

 A few people might have believed that some of the films were genuine, especially if, as sometimes happened, the showmen proclaimed that they were so. Other viewers had doubts on the matter…. Perhaps the best comment on the ambiguous nature of Méliès’ films came from a contemporary journalist who, while describing the films as “wonderfully realistic,” also stated that they were artistically made subjects.

"Yet while the brutal truth is surely that Méliès’s shorts were just about as realistic than Amet’s 1:70 ship models, in a sense that hardly matters". 

"These early film-makers were developing techniques that their better-equipped successors would go on to use to shoot real footage of real wars—and stoking demand for shocking combat footage that has fueled many a journalistic triumph."

It looks like they just kept faking it all. A much saner idea in fact.

Who in their right mind would want to be anywhere near a real war?

"Modern news reporting owes a debt to the pioneers of a century ago—and for as long as it does, the shade of Pancho Villa will ride again."


READ HOW THEY HAVE BEEN FAKING WARS FOR YEARS HERE: http://www.aamorris.net/properganderatpropaganda/2016/3/10/themilitaryentertainmentcomplex

The Wars are more theater than you know. This video is an example of the problems with the official narrative of World War Two and shows how apologetic and the layers of the lie work to protect the truth from being revealed. This truth is the whole war is more theater and fiction than not.

Al Fry, Hidden, Secret, World, History You Never Heard, Conspiracy, Documentary, Knowledge Video 5/12/16 Al Fry Hidden World History This unusual documentary is one you won't find elsewhere, as it was privately produced and distributed by Al Fry late 70's or begin 80's.

Fake Magic Weapons?

Please watch the clip below and notice that the horizon line’s position relative to the ship never changes. This indicates that this is NOT A SHIP AT SEA! Notice too how the men are way too close to the taking off and landing aircraft. This is always the case on aircraft carriers. The people and other aircraft are too close to the runway. Compare an aircraft carrier (which looks like a used car lot) to a real airport. Notice that the runway length is considerably different.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.aamorris.net/properganderatpropaganda/2016/5/12/the-military-industrial-entertainment-complex-revealed-the-art-craftiness-of-fake-wars-fighter-jets-r-fake-top-gun-fun

Northrop Grumman's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System successfully landed on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Wednesday. The landing followed a 35-minute flight from a naval air station in Maryland. The arrested landing, conducted by a mission operator aboard the USS George H.W.

How the video above can be done in a Hollywood studio, watch clip, below:

Using miniatures and rear projection to create a cave atmosphere collapsing around an action hero.

Multiple Layers of Film Can be Composited Together and They Have Been Doing This For Over a Hundred Years...

Motion control photography

“Motion control photography is a technique used in still and motion photography that enables precise control of, and optionally also allows repetition of, camera movements. It can be used to facilitate special effects photography. The process can involve filming several elements using the same camera motion, and then compositing the elements into a single image. Other effects are often used along with motion control, such as chroma key to aid the compositing. Motion control camera rigs are also used in still photography with or without compositing; for example in long exposures of moving vehicles. Today's computer technology allows the programmed camera movement to be processed, such as having the move scaled up or down for different sized elements. Common applications of this process include shooting with miniatures, either to composite several miniatures or to composite miniatures with full-scale elements.”
“Modelmaking for scenery has long been used in the film industry, but when a model is too small it often loses its illusion and becomes "obviously a model". Solving this by building a larger model introduces a dilemma: larger models are more difficult to build and often too fragile to move smoothly. The solution is to move the camera, rather than the model, and the advent of compact lightweight 35mm cameras has made machine-controlled motion control feasible. Motion-control also requires control over other photographic elements, such as frame rates, focus, and shutter speeds. By changing the frame rates and the depth of field, models can seem to be much larger than they actually are, and the speed of the camera motion can be increased or decreased accordingly."

Small selection of unseen ILM 35 mm VistaVision format optical compositing footage shot at Kerner Optical in1979. Red/ green/ blue grayscale sequences used in the post production process. Scanned from several single rolled and hand labeled reels protected by original film canister/ tin. This is the cutdown version. The full material is about 6490 frames/ 4,5 min long (24 fps)

"Early attempts at motion control came about when John Whitney pioneered several motion techniques using old anti-aircraft analog computers (Kerrison Predictor) connected to servos to control the motion of lights and lit targets. The 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey pioneered motion control in two respects. The film's model photography was conducted with large mechanical rigs that enabled precise and repeatable camera and model motion. The film's finale was created with mechanically controlled slit-scan photography, which required precise camera motion control during the exposure of single frames. The first large-scale application of motion control was in Star Wars (1977), where a digitally controlled camera known as the Dykstraflex performed complex and repeatable motions around stationary spaceship models. This enabled a greater complexity in the spaceship-battle sequences, as separately filmed elements (spaceships, backgrounds, etc.) could be better coordinated with one another with greatly reduced error.
In the UK The Moving Picture Company had the first practical motion control rig. Designed and built in-house, it used the IMC operating system to control its various axis of movement. Peter Truckel operated it for several years before leaving to pursue a career as a successful commercials director."

Before Star Wars John Dykstra worked for the Institute for Regional and Urban Development working with a very early version of the motion control camera, a forerunner to the Dykstraflex. Note, the camera in the video is not the Dyktraflex.

"The simultaneous increase in power and affordability of computer-generated imagery in the 21st century, and the ability for CGI specialists to duplicate even hand-held camera motion (see Match moving), initially made the use of motion control photography less common. However film producers and directors have come to realise the cost-saving benefit of using motion control to achieve the effects in a reliable and realistic way. CGI still struggles to be 100% photorealistic, and the time and cost to achieve photo-realistic shots far exceeds the cost of shooting the live action itself."

"With the resurgence of 3D as a medium motion control has also an important role to play, especially in the production of 3D background plates on scaled-sets. Using high resolution still cameras, backgrounds can be easily shot for further use with live action and CGI character animation.”


Popular Science May 1941
Enter The Rat Race: Pilots Black Out When Performing Maneuvers.
How does this make any sense? First if a pilot blacked out, it’s game over.
Second, does the quote below make any sense?

"At any instant, he is likely to pick out a target and dive for it; and you've got to be right there in formation with him."

Pilots have to be able to magically predict the future. This sounds like a literal recipe for disaster. 
This is too absurd for word. These are supposed to be high speed aircraft. This is impossible and literal cartoon thinking. Is really the best the elite’s minions can do to keep the mass public in their place? This is for children.

The Blue Angels Jets Look Like a Hoax, Just Hollywood Miniature Work?

Thee jets are doing the impossible, It would seem to be physically It's impossible for large craft to perform the feats we see here. Perhaps it is just Hollywood miniature jet work...

If You Ever Have The Pleasure Of Witnessing Fighter Jets Fly Overhead, You Will Experience A Lot Of Noise And 'Thunder' And You Will See That These High Speed Aircraft Keep A Safe Distance From Each Other.

PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION: In this video you'll see a VERY LOW take-off by the diamond during the first of two shows on the 14th (The only clip seen in this video of the first show) Probably the lowest take-off I've ever seen!. Right after, You'll see the ENTIRE 2nd show of the day (WITH ALL 6 JETS).
Unedited footage. Wire suspended scale aircraft models presumably used to depict the Battle of Britain. Some sequences are very convincing and the techniques were later used for TV programs such as Supercar and Thunderbirds.

Fake Physics:
Please watch the clip below & notice that the camera can magically follow the fighter jet and notice too how the jet never changes perspective. We never see the front of the jet and then the back of the jet as we’d expect. The jets is supposed to be a big high speed air craft, and is supposed to be flying at high speeds. The camera should not be able to magically follow along and keep the jet in frame as we see in most of these fighter jet video clips on YOUTUBE. They all look very fake and are usually highly edited.
Please take careful not how the jet plane’s flaps do not always move when the jet is seen turning and notice how the jet is able to magically make near 90 degree turns as if it was a hummingbird or bee. It is not and if it was a real large aircraft, the medium of air that surrounds it and that allows it to fly, will also prevent it from maneuvering as we see.

What we see in this video is impossible cartoon physics of the carton army we think we must pay our taxes for.

Uploaded by The News & Sports Channel on 2016-02-14.

Compare the magic camera that can magically follow a high speed military jet while never allowing that jet to display the naturally expected perspective we’d normally see as a result of living in what we term a three dimensional world. Compare the fighter jet footage with the magic camera to the footage below of face cars. Notice how the perspective on the cars change as the computer controlled camera tracks the racing car motion. Notice how the Military Jet footage lacks this real world effect. The magic camera can somehow follow a high speed jet in cartoon fashion. This is one way to tell that the footage we have been seeing for years might be fake. We were programmed by the trusted voices in news to believe we were seeing reality instead of highly edited Hollywood production numbers.

It Is A Matter of Perspective

Radio Controlled Models Can Be Used To Trick The Eye - The size and speed of an object moving across the the sky can be hard to determine. Smaller bodies can maneuver with more agility. Like a bumble bee or hummingbird as opposed to an eagle.


Mäxä's huuuge 1:4 scale F-16. Generic-Fly plane. Four Booster 160+ turbines!!! Maiden flight...

Nikola Tesla Radio Control Pioneer

"In 1898, at an exhibition at Madison Square GardenNikola Tesla demonstrated a small unmanned boat that was radio controlled. In a bit of showmanship, Tesla entertained the audience to make it seem that the boat could apparently obey commands from the audience but it, was in fact, controlled by Tesla interpreting the verbal requests and sending appropriate frequencies to tuned circuits in the boat.[1]John Hays Hammond Jr is regarded as the father of radio control due to experiments as an apprentice of Thomas Edison at the age of twelve. Hammond was a close friend of Tesla and they performed experiments together in his lab located in his castle. He learned a great deal from his exposure to Tesla. Tesla was granted a US patent on this invention on July 1, 1898.[2] In 1903, the Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres y Quevedo presented the "Telekino" at the Paris Academy of Science, and was granted a patent in France, Spain, Great Britain and the United States."


"In 1894, the first example of wirelessly controlling at a distance was during a demonstration by the British physicist Oliver Lodge, in which he made use of a Branly's coherer to make a mirror galvanometer move a beam of light when an electromagnetic wave was artificially generated. This was further refined by Guglielmo Marconi and William Preece, at a demonstration that took place on December 12, 1896, at Toynbee Hall in London, in which they made a bell ring by pushing a button in a box that was not connected by any wires."
"In 1903, the Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres y Quevedo presented the "Telekino" at the Paris Academy of Science, and was granted a patent in France, Spain, Great Britain and the United States.[3] In 1904, Bat, a Windermere steam launch, was controlled using experimental radio control by its inventor, Jack Kitchen.
In 1909 the French inventor Gabet demonstrated what he called his "Torpille Radio-Automatique", a radio-controlled torpedo.[4] In 1917, Archibald Low as head of the RFC Experimental Works, was the first person to use radio control successfully on an aircraft.
In the 1920s, various radio-controlled ships were used for naval artillery target practice. In 1922, the obsolete, US Navy battleship USS Iowa became the first of these target ships.[5] Radio control gear, developed by the radio engineer John Hays Hammond, Jr., was installed before her sinking in gunnery exercise in March 1923.
The Soviet Red Army used remotely controlled teletanks during the 1930s in the Winter War against Finland and fielded at least two teletank battalions at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. A teletank is controlled by radio from a control tank at a distance of 500–1,500 m, the two constituting a telemechanical group. There were also remotely controlled cutters and experimental remotely controlled planes in the Red Army. In the 1930s, the United Kingdom developed the radio-controlled Queen Bee, a remotely controlled unmanned Tiger Moth aircraft for a fleet's gunnery firing practice. The Queen Bee was superseded by the similarly named Queen Wasp, a purpose-built, target aircraft of higher performance."


"There were also remotely controlled cutters and experimental remotely controlled planes in the Red Army. In the 1930s, the United Kingdom developed the radio-controlled Queen Bee, a remotely controlled unmanned Tiger Moth aircraft for a fleet's gunnery firing practice. The Queen Bee was superseded by the similarly named Queen Wasp, a purpose-built, target aircraft of higher performance."

File:Winston Churchill and the Secretary of State for War waiting to see the launch of a de Havilland Queen Bee radio-controlled target drone, 6 June 1941.

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Don't Be Scared It is Only a Radio Controlled Toy

"In a surprise announcement today, the US Navy announced that the Blue Angels will transition from their current F-18 Hornets to unmanned F-47 aircraft for their 2018 airshow season. The team will still fly a full ‘delta’ aerobatic routine, including tight formations, using six of the cutting edge drones. The only difference is that the pilots will never leave the ground and will instead monitor the pre-programmed flight routines from special trailers set up at each show site. Since the aircraft are unmanned, the team will no longer offer media rides but will allow selected media representatives to ‘sit in’ on practice demonstrations using a virtual reality headset that will be known as Blue Angel 7, the same callsign as the team’s current two-seat media jet. The pilots will also be expected to post to social media during the routine to increase their interaction with fans."

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the Navy to showcase our advanced technology and cutting edge aircraft,” said Jack Herndon, the Navy’s Chief of Public Outreach. “Honestly, the Hornets are getting to be quite old and worn out. We saw the need to replace them and decided to take advantage of the timing by leaping straight ahead to our very newest fighter aircraft, the F-47. The Blue Angels’ primary mission is to inspire America’s young people to join the Navy, and with this transition we are able to demonstrate that even young men and women who only want to sit at a computer all day can have a successful Navy flying career. Those are exactly the people we are looking to recruit in the future.”"


Is this Blue Angels story just an April Fool's prank or this story more real than you might think. Does the Truth hide as an April Fool's Prank? Could this news story be a multi layered prank and the real prank be that the story is already true? Layers of lies protect the truth. The military are experts in the art of deception after all. What secrets are really kept 'classified' and what so called 'classified' secrets are really just lies?

“Navy Secretary Ray Mabus really likes drones. He now has a whole deputy assistant secretariat for them. In contrast to the U.S. Air Force, his people aren’t yet burned out from operating them around the clock for over a decade. This April Fool’s Day even brought the annual joke about another aerial demonstration team—this time the Blue Angels—going unmanned. Except that if Cirque de Soleil can do it already, maybe the idea just isn’t that far-fetched. For those X-47B UCAS-Ds—Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrators—bought from Northrop Grumman have been taking off from carriers, landing on carriers, and refueling from 707s. That bodes well for the forthcoming UCLASS—Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike—competition. But for all that the secretary likes those drones from Northrop, further tests and evaluations of the airplane will proceed judiciously, so as not to give “the people that made UCAS a huge advantage over what the next iteration is.” And that may be a mistake.

For background, the UCLASS competition is intended to provide each carrier with a squadron of long-endurance drones for scouting out and bombing things hundreds of miles away. Four companies will bid: Northrop Grumman with a further development of that X-47B ‘Iron Raven’ (excellent), Lockheed Martin with its Sea Ghost, Boeing with its Phantom Ray, and General Atomics with its Sea Avenger. As I wrote last August on Real Clear Defense, “that structure is a long way from the monopolization of the [combat aircraft] business that Lockheed Martin was presumed to have inherited by winning the Joint Strike Fighter contract some thirteen years ago.” Now, however, the SecNav is concerned that Northrop may have an advantage from the past four years of flight testing with the Navy.

Of course it does. Lockheed has an advantage in stealth aircraft design and manufacturing from its past 18 years of building F-22s and F-35s. Boeing has an advantage in naval aircraft as the producer of most of the world’s currently serving carrier-based fighters. General Atomics Aeronautical has an advantage in drones from having focused almost solely for the past 20 years on designing and building Predators and Reapers. Every incumbent brings inalienable advantages to the next competition. For as Mark Lorell and Hugh Levaux wrote in their seminal study The Cutting Edge: A Half Century of U.S. Fighter Aircraft R&D (RAND, 1998), “experience matters, because of the tendency to specialize and thus to develop system-specific expertise.”

But they also wrote that “the most dramatic innovations and breakthroughs came from secondary or marginal players trying to compete with the industry leaders.” Depending on one’s perspective, that might be a description today of General Atomics, with its focus on relatively low-performance aircraft, or Boeing, with its relative limited track record in operational drones. Secondary and marginal really don’t describe Lockheed Martin in any way, but that just confirms that the company is an under-dog to no one in combat aircraft competitions. The beauty of the UCLASS program is that it will pit four rather dissimilar organizations against one another for a most prestigious contract.”


filmed with an early prototype of the Navicam system

READ MORE ABOUT FAKING AIRPLANES AND BOMBINGS HERE: http://www.aamorris.net/properganderatpropaganda/2016/5/9/the-overlooked-theatre-fake-wars

"It's So Easy Anyone Can Do it..."

This low budget SFX shot was done using a 1/72 scale model kit of a Hind Mi-24 gunship. It was composited using Adobe After Effects and the blades were done in Lightwave 3D but you could do the same thing using Blender which is FREE!

Real or Hollywood Special Effect?

Please take careful note how the ship stays motionless relative to the horizon line. Even on a heavy ship there is some rocking. This is supposed tone at sea. There is no visual evidence that this is the case . What we see can easily be explained as a film montage or photo composite. This is an old film technique that dates back to the early days of photography and film making.

In this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Robert Zemeckis' new film "Flight," find out how the effects wizards at Atomic Fiction created the nail-biting crash sequence. Video by Scott Broock and fxguide.com
Season 1, Episode 4: Miniature Pyrotechnics: Baby Blasts Original Air Date-1994 In this classic installment of the hit early 90's television program, watch as some miniatures work blows your fuckin mind away. I remember being a kid setting soaked in inspiration after watching these.

There’s not enough runway for the plane in the clip below to actually take off despite what we are told. There is no magical wall that can make up for the lack of runway distance.

Read More HERE: http://www.aamorris.net/properganderatpropaganda/2016/5/9/the-overlooked-theatre-fake-wars

Ready for takeoff
Season 1, Episode 5: Forced Perspective: Eye of the Beholder Original Air Date-1994
Season 1, Episode 7: Action Miniatures: Fast and Furious Original Air Date-1994 Catch a glimpse inside some realistic miniatures that should still be widely used today. CGI has overstayed its welcome. If CGI were a person, I would give him a valium to deflate his ego and let him know his time will be used when needed, and not as a gimmick to gain interest.
Television series from the 90s about the magic of making movies. See more Movie Magic episodes in the Movie Magic playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJXFMKmLwetci0pqwy5MgWcD0jgITXAYD
Television series from the 90s about the magic of making movies. See more Movie Magic episodes in the Movie Magic playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJXFMKmLwetci0pqwy5MgWcD0jgITXAYD
Before there was Green Screen, there was Front Screen Projection. In this episode we attempt to walk in the footsteps of Stanley Kubrick and try to create visual effects using the magical Front Screen Projection technique. Key component is SCOTCHLITE™ screen by 3M™ Contact 800-929-3975 , Safety Effects, LLC ( info@safetyeffects.com ) for quality 'family' distributor.
more at http://showbiz.quickfound.net/ "Scientific and special-purpose cinematography helps reveal what would otherwise be invisible." NEW VERSION with improved video & sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-5LWDrU1js Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.

"In 1856, Oscar Rejlander created the world's first "trick photograph" by combining different sections of 30 negatives into a single image. In 1895, Alfred Clark created what is commonly accepted as the first-ever motion picture special effect. While filming a reenactment of the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots, Clark instructed an actor to step up to the block in Mary's costume. As the executioner brought the axe above his head, Clarke stopped the camera, had all of the actors freeze, and had the person playing Mary step off the set. He placed a Mary dummy in the actor's place, restarted filming, and allowed the executioner to bring the axe down, severing the dummy's head. "Such... techniques would remain at the heart of special effects production for the next century."

This was not only the first use of trickery in the cinema, it was the first type of photographic trickery only possible in a motion picture, i.e. the "stop trick".

In 1896, French magician Georges Méliès accidentally discovered the same "stop trick..." His most famous film, Le Voyage dans la lune (1902), a whimsical parody of Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, featured a combination of live action and animation, and also incorporated extensive miniature and matte painting work.

From 1910 to 1920, the main innovations in special effects were the improvements on the matte shot by Norman Dawn. With the original matte shot, pieces of cardboard were placed to block the exposure of the film, which would be exposed later. Dawn combined this technique with the "glass shot." Rather than using cardboard to block certain areas of the film exposure, Dawn simply painted certain areas black to prevent any light from exposing the film. From the partially exposed film, a single frame is then projected onto an easel, where the matte is then drawn. By creating the matte from an image directly from the film, it became incredibly easy to paint an image with proper respect to scale and perspective (the main flaw of the glass shot). Dawn's technique became the textbook for matte shots due to the natural images it created...

During the 1920s and 30s, special effects techniques were improved and refined by the motion picture industry... Rear projection was a refinement of the use of painted backgrounds in the theater, substituting moving pictures to create moving backgrounds. Lifecasting of faces was imported from traditional maskmaking. Along with makeup advances, fantastic masks could be created which fit the actor perfectly. As material science advanced, horror film maskmaking followed closely."


"Look inside the creation of some of special effects in the movies.

For generations, moviegoers have marveled at the magic of Hollywood's special effects. Understanding some of the techniques will help you with your own productions.

We tend to think of special effects in the movies as a recent phenomenon. But at the turn of the century - within months of the invention of the movie camera - you could see disappearing people, magical transformations and even exploding heads in the movies. Storytellers instantly appreciated film as a medium where fantasy could be brought to life. In this article, you will learn some of the best tricks used to make special effects in the movies."

Miniatures have been a part of special effects in the movies since the beginning. Scale models allow photographers to create anything in (or out of) this world, but they are not without problems.

One headache when using models is their motion, since gravity doesn't scale proportionately with size. To make a miniature look real, producers shoot it at high speed (called overcranking) and play the footage back in slow motion. Videographers can simulate this special effect by recording using a high speed shutter and slowing the motion down using a nonlinear program like Adobe Premiere or the Casablanca, or by playing the tape back on a high quality VCR that allows slow motion replay. 

Miniature explosions, tidal waves and landslides all use the same slow-motion effect, with differing degrees of success. Water is perhaps the most difficult medium to miniaturize. Slowing down the action helps, but when the miniature is enlarged to match the live action, the droplets also become enlarged -- a dead giveaway. 

An expensive way to fix this problem is to use giant miniatures. That's the route James Cameron took when filming Titanic. He used many miniatures of the ship with the largest full model at 45 feet or 1/20 scale. In the scene where the propellers of the ship stuck out of the water, he used a huge, 1/8-scale partial model of the stern and overcranked the camera by a factor of three. It made a truly impressive backdrop for the people floating in the life rafts in the foreground.

Miniatures can be combined, or composited, with live action in dozens of ways. When done well, the composited scene is hard to disbelieve. One of the oldest compositing tricks is the Shuftan process. This special effect involves strategically scraping some of the silver off a mirror, then setting the mirror in front of the camera at an angle. While the mirror reflects a miniature off to the side, the live action takes place in front of the camera, seen through the scraped area of the mirror. This works quite well. Since the mirror itself is out of focus, the edge between the miniature and the live action is blurred.

Another method is to suspend a model between the camera and the actors. This method, called the hanging miniature, is similar to a glass shot (discussed below), but it has an advantage: miniatures usually share the same lighting and shadows as the full-size set, so they blend right in. Positioning talent, mirror and camera in such a way as to create the illusion of the proper relative sizes is called "forced perspective."

Glass Painting

At the turn of the century, Norman O. Dawn was shooting a short documentary about California missions. Several of the missions he wanted to include were rather dilapidated. To spruce them up, he set up a piece of glass in front of his camera and shot through it. Where the buildings were crumbling, he hid them by painting on the glass, matching the colors and textures perfectly. 

The method caught on quickly and is still a standard special effect used in the movies. To add to a set without actually constructing one, you can just build the doorway, for instance, and paint the rest of the building on glass. With the glass between the camera and the doorway, you can create any world you want.

Rear (Back) Projection

Soon after its invention, rear projection caught on as one of the most flexible ways to composite images. As time passed, the technique was improved and modified considerably. 

Norman Dawn first used rear projection around 1913, but with the anemic projector bulbs available at the time, he didn't get very good results. It was not until the 1930s, when bright bulbs became available, did rear-projection come into widespread use.

The technique requires the synchronization of the camera and the projector to avoid flicker. It is imperative that the angles and perspective of the projected image not clash with the live action. 

Rear projection was a beloved staple of directors like Alfred Hitchcock who used it even in the face of newer and better technologies. Hitchcock's most prominent application was to create the moving background seen through a car or train window. You can spot a poorly done rear-projection job by noting the relatively low contrast in the projected image. This is still one of the major drawbacks of the method."


"Developed for film as another method of compositing, the blue-screen process quickly became the most popular technique for creating unusual backgrounds. First, the actors are filmed against a blue screen. Then, with a little darkroom wizardry, the blue areas were replaced with a background screen, dropping the actors into any world the producers desired.

The same process soon applied to video and computers. With film the process is chemical, with video it is electronic and with computers it is algorithmic. Of the three realms, the algorithmic is the most flexible.

There are some problems with blue-screen. If the talent wears something blue it will become transparent, poking a hole right through the actor. You need to be very careful with the wardrobe for a blue-screen shot. This caused some consternation on the set of the movie Superman, where the blue-suited hero had a tendency to disappear altogether. To fix this niggling detail, they made a special purple Superman suit. Before compositing the final image, the suit was color-corrected back to blue."

And Now, the Computer?

"With Jurassic Park, the world of special effects changed forever. No longer content with bit parts and touch-up work, computers burst on the scene with full-blooded, snorting, sneezing dinosaurs.

How do you build a digital dino? First, using fossils for accuracy, the graphics gurus created a computerized skeleton. Then, advised by paleontologists, they programmed the muscles and wrapped digitized skin around the carcass. Finally, they computed the motion.

At that point, hundreds of networked computers went to work, calculating how the light would reflect off the dinosaurs and back at the viewer. The calculations are so complex, it could take hours for a workstation to generate a single image. 

Finally, after thousands of frames had been generated, the dinosaurs were composited with the live action. The result is a stunning realism that immediately became the gold standard for effects. Although the traditional methods discussed in this article are still used, their days may be numbered---in Hollywood."


Aircraft Carriers

"And not just any drone: a 3D printed drone that was manufactured onboard the ship itself. The tiny remote controlled airplane, steered by a laptop and buzzing along at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour, could be an unlikely savior of the largest warships ever to sail: aircraft carriers."

"A symbol of American military primacy since the end of World War II, there are currently 10 aircraft carriers serving with the U.S. Navy. Each carries approximately 70 aircraft capable of bringing more firepower than the armed forces of entire countries. They are, in fact, a capability no other country can currently equal."

"As aviation technology marches on, much of it makes its way onto carrier flight decks. In 2013 and 2014 the Navy's experimental X-47B unmanned carrier aircraft performed takeoffs, landings, and aerial refuelings. The Navy is talking about producing its first operational drone, the MQ-25 Stingray. More drones will follow, and it's not farfetched to think of a day when none of the aircraft on a carrier actually carry any pilots."


Compare the magic camera that can magically follow a high speed military jet while never allowing that jet to display the naturally expected perspective we’d normally see as a result of living in what we term a three dimensional world. Compare the fighter jet footage with the magic camera to the footage below of face cars. Notice how the perspective on the cars change as the computer controlled camera tracks the racing car motion. Notice how the Military Jet footage lacks this real world effect. The magic camera can somehow follow a high speed jet in cartoon fashion. This is one way to tell that the footage we have been seeing for years might be fake. We were programmed by the trusted voices in news to believe we were seeing reality instead of highly edited Hollywood production numbers. Notice too the impossible right angle turns, the medium of the air is completely ignored. This is supposed to be a huge jet. Does this move like a real world object at all? Notice too that as the jet maneuvers its steering flaps do not always themselves move. This is impossible as these flaps are how the Jet is supposed to be able to perform the rolls and ridiculous right angle turns in the first place. Jets cannot fly upside down despite what we have seen Blue Angels do on YOUTUBE.

If You Ever Have The Pleasure Of Witnessing Fighter Jets Fly Overhead, You Will Experience A Lot Of Noise And 'Thunder' And You Will See That These High Speed Aircraft Keep A Safe Distance From Each Other.

Jet Planes cannot fly upside down. What you see below makes no sense. The jets are too close together. Again the medium of air is ignored. The very real medium of air is what makes the aircraft appear to be free from gravity in the first place. If it were not for the interaction of the moving wing and the medium of air, there’d be no flight in the first place. 

This medium of the air would prevent large sized aircraft from maneuvering like bumble bees or humming birds. What we see is impossible and the fact that we see these aircraft acting like a flock of geese is another tell.
Even if you accept the absurd concept that these Military Jets could fly that close together in the first place, One sneeze and millions of dollars in equipment and highly trained and valuable military personal are lost for ever.

Look at the footage of the Blue Angels on YOUTUBE and notice that like the photo below, the jets are the same size and too close together to be believable. Its not a trick of perspective. The wings would crash into each other. Notice too that the YOUTUBE clips are highly edited and have magic cameras that can somehow follow high speed aircraft without allowing the aircraft to ever show any real signs of being an actual 3d object. In other words we never see the effect of perspective as the jet approaches and flies away from the camera. The camera can magically follow the aircraft no matter how it impossibly turns.

NAF El Centro, CA Saturday February 20th, 2016 8:30am - Practice #1 simulating a "low show" demonstration. One of the 6 jets bailed out toward the end, not sure what plane or why? 1:00pm - Practice #2 - simulating the usual "high show" demonstration.

More Fakery:

“In the 1980s, Honeywell developed the first Digital Process Communications protocol for its smart transmitters used in process measurement. Since then, smart communication protocols have evolved into various standardized types, such as the HART protocol and DE protocol.
Integration: Aerospace and Home & Building Controls: 1986-1999[edit]
1986 marked a new direction for Honeywell, beginning with the acquisition of Sperry Aerospace.[8] The same year, they conceded control of the computer market to IBM and discontinued their computer business. In 1990, Honeywell spun off their Defense and Marine Systems business into Alliant Techsystems, as well as their Test Instruments division and Signal Analysis Center to streamline the company’s focus.[9]:177 Honeywell continues to supply aerospace products including electronic guidance systems, cockpit instrumentation, lighting, and primary propulsion and secondary power turbine engines.
In 1996, Honeywell acquired Duracraft and began marketing its products in the home comfort sector. Today, Kaz Incorporated licenses and sells both Duracraft and Honeywell's home comfort lines.
Honeywell is in the consortium that runs the Pantex Plant that assembles all of the nuclear bombs in the United States arsenal. Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, successor to the defense products of AlliedSignal, operates the Kansas City Plant which produces and assembles 85 percent of the non-nuclear components of the bombs.”

see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeywell

CG Character artist at Blur Studio - Mathieu Aerni has shared some of his work for 85 second full CG frozen moment opening title sequence of Tim Miller's Deadpool movie. With a base model from Atomic Fiction for his clothing.

VIDEO NEWS IS PROPAGANDA MORE OFTEN THAN NOT. We cannot eliminate the possibility that news footage is fake. In fact it is highly edited and faked more often than not. The technology of today and any possible top secret CGI technology could easily allow for a very realistic simulation of reality. Keep in mind laws are passed based on news stories. News stories also lead to changes in public  behavior. There is a lot of money involved in all of this as well.

(For licensing or usage, contact licensing@viralhog.com) My husband experienced this horrible accident on Tappan Zee Bridge on 5/13/2016. His dashcam recorded the scary moment. The rear wheels and axle hit his car before rolling forward. He is fine and is cool as always. Extra Footage from before and after the accident.

The Importance of SOUND: MEET THE GHOST ARMY of WW2

"What use is an inflatable dummy tank in a very real war? A lot, if the enemy believes that it’s real. The men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops knew that their lives and the lives of thousands of others depended on tricks and tactics that often had to be improvised on the spot."

"Imagine being assigned to create a massive trompe l’oeil, and not just a painting, but a complex, 3-D, multimedia installation spread out over many kilometres. Imagine that it must convince an attentive and discerning audience to believe in and interact with something that is not really there. Further imagine that your workspace is in the middle of a war zone, and that thousands of lives depend on your success. Also, imagine that next week you will be asked to do it again. That, in a nutshell, was the mission given to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, also known as the Ghost Army, one of the most unusual units to serve in the United States Army during the Second World War. Included in its ranks were art students, sound engineers and Hollywood writers, and its ultimate goal was to use creativity, performance, and sleight of hand to save lives and help win the war."

"To complete the experience, the Ghost Army also used sonic deception, helped by engineers from Bell Labs. The team recorded sounds of various units onto a series of sound-effects records, each up to 30 minutes long. The sounds were recorded on state-of-the-art equipment, and then played back with powerful amplifiers and speakers that could be heard 15 miles (24 km) away. Wind speed and direction had to be factored in, so the army created a mobile weather station to accompany the sonic unit. (Photo courtesy of the US National Archives.)"


Revelation of the Method: The Twin Banking Towers or Channels. Theaters & Film Sets of World War Two.

One in the Pacific by Hollywood, California. One in the Atlantic by Britain.

"Hollywood and the United Kingdom are connected via the American industry's use of British source material, an exchange of talent, and Hollywood's financial investment in British facilities and productions. The American studios have had their own bases in the UK in the past, such as MGM-British, and Warner Bros.owned shares in British distributor Warner-Pathé, once part of the Associated British Pictures Corporation."

Cinema of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hollywood and the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The United Kingdom has had a significant film industry for over a century. While film production reached an all-time high in 1936,[6] the "golden age" of British cinema is usually thought to have occurred in the 1940s, during which the directors David Lean,[7] Michael Powell, (with Emeric Pressburger)[8] and Carol Reed[9] produced their most highly acclaimed work. Many British actors have achieved international fame and critical success, including Maggie SmithMichael Caine,[10] Sean Connery[11] and Kate Winslet.[12] Some of the films with the largest ever box office returns have been made in the United Kingdom, including the second and third highest-grossing film series (Harry Potterand James Bond).[13]

The identity of the British industry, and its relationship with Hollywood, has been the subject of debate. The history of film production in Britain has often been affected by attempts to compete with the American industry. The career of the producer Alexander Korda was marked by this objective, the Rank Organisation attempted to do so in the 1940s, and Goldcrest in the 1980s. Numerous British-born directors, including Alfred Hitchcock and Ridley Scott,[14]and performers, such as Charlie Chaplin[15] and Cary Grant, have achieved success primarily through their work in the United States."

Both used as ‘theaters” of war. Both nearby the capitals of the film industry. London and Hollywood. Both were obviously used as sets for the fake footage everyone watched in theater chains as ’news’ back then and what we see on all the screens we can watch now.

The Channel Islands- Used For Location Filming for Fake War Footage of the Pacific “Theater” of War? There’s a good chance this is exactly the case.

The United States Navy controls San Nicolas Island and San Clemente Island, and has installations elsewhere in the chain. During World War II all of southern California’s Channel Islands were put under military control, including the civilian-populated Santa Catalina where tourism was halted and established residents needed permits to travel to and from the mainland.[11] San Miguel Island was used as a bombing range[12] and Santa Barbara Island as an early warning outpost under the presumed threat of a Japanese attack on California.[13] San Clemente Island was used to train the Navy's first amphibious force to prepare for Pacific combat against the Japanese in World War II.[14] San Nicolas Island has been used since 1957 as a launch pad for research rockets. San Nicolas was considered out of eight possible locations as the site of the Trinity nuclear test.[15] Santa Rosa Island was used in 1952 as a base for the USAF 669th AC&W Squadron and they operated two Distant Early Warning FPS-10 radars from the hilltops there. In 1955 another FPS-3 search radar was added, and in 1956, a GPS-3 search radar was installed. A new MPS-14 long-range height-finder radar was installed in 1958. The base was shut down in March 1963, when the 669th was moved to Vandenberg AFB In Lompoc, California. The islands still house US Navy SEALs training facilities and continues to use the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field located on San Clemente Island.”


The Channel Islands- Used For Location Filming for Fake War Footage of the Atlantic “Theater” of War? There’s a good chance this is exactly the case.

"The Channel Islands (NormanÎles d'la MancheFrenchÎles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche[note 1]) are an archipelago in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two Crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey, consisting of Jersey, the largest of the islands; and the Bailiwick of Guernsey, consisting of GuernseyAlderneySark and some smaller islands. They are considered the remnants of the Duchy of Normandy, and although they are not part of the United Kingdom,[1] it is responsible for the defence and international relations of the islands."

"The islands were the only part of the British Commonwealth to be occupied by the German Army during World War II.

The British Government demilitarised the islands in June 1940 and the Lieutenant-Governors were withdrawn on 21 June, leaving the insular administrations to continue government as best they could under impending military occupation.[12]

Before German troops landed, between 30 June and 4 July 1940, evacuation took place (many young men had already left to join the Allied armed forces): 6,600 out of 50,000 left Jersey while 17,000 out of 42,000 left Guernsey.[13] Thousands of children were evacuated with their schools to England and Scotland.

The population of Sark largely remained where they were;[12] but in Alderney, the entire population, save for six persons, left. In Alderney, the occupying Germans built four camps in which over 700 people out of a total worker population of about 6,000 died. Due to the destruction of documents, it is impossible to state how many forced workers died in the other islands.[12] Alderney had the only Nazi concentration camps on British soil.[14][15]

The Royal Navy blockaded the islands from time to time, particularly following the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944. There was considerable hunger and privation during the five years of German occupation, particularly in the final months when the population was close to starvation. Intense negotiations resulted in some humanitarian aid being sent via the Red Cross, leading to the arrival of Red Cross parcels in the supply ship SS Vega in December 1944.

The German occupation of 1940–45 was harsh: over 2,000 Islanders were deported by the Germans,[12] some Jews were sent to concentration campsPartisanresistance and retribution, accusations of collaboration, and slave labour also occurred. Many Spaniards, initially refugees from the Spanish Civil War, were brought to the islands to build fortifications.[16][17] Later, Russians and Central Europeans[who?] continued the work.[17] Many land mines were laid, with 65,718 land mines laid in Jersey alone.[18]

There was no resistance movement in the Channel Islands on the scale of that in mainland France. This has been ascribed to a range of factors including the physical separation of the Islands, the density of troops (up to one German for every two Islanders), the small size of the Islands precluding any hiding places for resistance groups, and the absence of the Gestapo from the occupying forces. Moreover, much of the population of military age had joined the British Army already.

The end of the occupation came after VE-Day on 8 May 1945, Jersey and Guernsey being liberated on 9 May. The German garrison in Alderney were left until 16 May, and it was one of the last of the Nazi German remnants to surrender.[19] The first evacuees returned on the first sailing from Great Britain on 23 June,[12] but the people of Alderney were unable to start returning until December 1945. Many of the evacuees who returned home had difficulty reconnecting with their families after five years of separation."


Cinema of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia