This BBC News clip went viral because something very weird happens in the background
If you watch this BBC News clip once then you’ll almost certainly watch it a second (and maybe a third) time to work out what the hell’s going on.
WTF… does anyone else see the child teleport? pic.twitter.com/P0ju9J9cby
— @realTewkesburyBC (@TewkesburyLeak) December 12, 2018
See what we mean? There was no end of theories on Twitter, some more sensible (boo!) than others.
Just a glitch in the matrix
— Special Kebab (@SoTiredzzz) December 12, 2018
its an edit chopped on at the end to make her look likes she happy
— Camera (@Camera75777374) December 12, 2018
Yep. I’ve done similar, people disappearing in the background, or walking backwards. You get so focused on getting the main thing spot-on that you become blind to everything else, especially when you’re on a clock. Should have just masked it off.
— Everyone's Favourite Jim (@JimmerUK) December 13, 2018
Just one of the Tomorrow People.
— Unique Toy Box Plans (@uniquetoybox) December 13, 2018
I am confident (and afraid) we were *not* meant to see that.
— (((Duffy Bloom ن (@duffybloom) December 12, 2018
…..what else gets edited??????
— Martin Bridgewater (@MartinSymtek130) December 13, 2018
coughs, flubbed lines, waffle etc. Looks like a morph cut to me – standard way to tighten an edit, but doesn't work well when there's a big change in the image – like going from no child to child!
— Richard Wilkinson (@_Wilx_) December 13, 2018
Just a quick dissolve. Prob around 6 frames. I do this shit for a living.
— Cardinal de Spencer #GTTO (@timspencer1) December 13, 2018
That was some edit
— Sandra (@Sandybbfan) December 12, 2018
They’re not using actresses in front of a green screen are they?
— Nick (@nicksaxtweets) December 12, 2018