Sunday, July 22, 2012

Meanwhile, in Plain Site


"What? ... I guess I hadn't really thought about it. I was focused on something else."

Was the direction of your gaze of your own choosing? Are you sure? Master manipulators are able to control what is seen and do so without being noticed.

The frame chosen can say something about what is just outside it. The context sets the stage, so-to-speak. That too can be staged. See a pattern here?

A director is able to understand both the scene and means to produce it while the camera is rolling. The actors use mind's eye techniques to create the illusion for the audience of 'being there'. In post-production, the suspension of disbelief is enhanced even further. Message scaled to an immersive experience.

In a different venue and for a different purpose, the con-man uses some of the same techniques. With modern technology progressing so rapidly, the entire process is operating at much higher 'frequency'. Often the 'leaders' are defined by cutting-edge speed management alone.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

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