Earlier this week, during an interview about Theresa May’s leadership on BBC, a small child seemed to teleport out of thin air behind the interview subject, and people are baffled.
WTF… does anyone else see the child teleport? pic.twitter.com/P0ju9J9cby
— @realTewkesburyBC (@TewkesburyLeak) December 12, 2018
Some joked that it was a glitch in the matrix, or part of a larger conspiracy.
— Andrew Spence (@AndrewSpenceIM) December 12, 2018
Others thought it was just unsettling, and turned to extremely British pop culture references to cope.
A rip in the space time BBC CONtinuam.
— Benny Fitzscrounger (@fitzscrounger) December 13, 2018
But expert video editors agreed that it isn’t any Tardis-induced blip in the fabric of time — it’s just a poor editing job.
The morphing effect, when done right, can seamlessly combine two clips. But it only works well if the subject is fixed. If the subject is moving, or if objects in the background are, then you end up with children fading into oblivion.
looks like that old school "morphing" effect to me. If you scrub back and forth over the edit you can see the edge of her glasses appear in a different place, and two of her upper teeth on the right hand side actually merge up from the bottom of her mouth!
— Ben Pitt (@robotduck) December 13, 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