This 20-second-clip first caught my attention on Yahoo! Indonesia about a week ago. It is showing an armada of interstellar (or space) battleships above Kemang, a district in Jakarta. Hoax?? Sure! Even for those who believe in the extraterrestrials will sneer at the authenticity of this clip. For me, who is now no longer sure about the existence of the extraterrestrials (but I don’t have any intention to elaborate it since it will take a separate article of its own) I did not need to think twice to reject the plausibility of this clip. Okay, forget about the newsworthiness of this event if it is genuine and we all know that no media carry the headlines of this event. But on the movie itself, if you play that clip, you will easily spot the unmatched atmosphere thereof.
The technique applied on this clip is almost perfect. But perhaps a missing scenario might escape your notice, it is the crowd on the street! We see no crowd on the street! That’s the missing scenario that is supposed to be there to make it more real! The explanation is simple: if you see an armada of spaceships hanging overhead over a city, it will attract everyone’s attention because no one will want to miss the occasion that might not happen even once in a million years. So, people will flock on the streets, cars and cycles will pull up and heads will jut out of the windows! But as you see on the clip, those things don’t happen, people keep driving, no one is looking up into the skies to check what’s going on. It seems that it is just like another busy hours in Kemang, as flat as it! So, the scenario in the skies does not check with the one on the ground! Too bad, despite my personal opinion that the technique used to manipulate the scene is somewhat okay…. 😉
So… what else do you think it looks so deceptive? 😉