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I saw a video on the Discovery Channel where a Doctor was performing hip surgery. He used a DeWalt battery powered drill during the operation. I don't remember if it was wrapped in plastic or not, but I think the idea that a power tool is off limits simply because it's a power tool isn't right. If the Doctor is doing something like screw a 4" medical bolt ...
This is easy, they showed it on youtube. They first created a prosthetic chest over his real chest and spray tanned it to match his original skin tone. Then they put in his "heart" so it would look like it's actually a hole in his chest while his actual chest is underneath it.
Here is a medical products company video of a Siemens SC 7000 patient monitor which starts off with the flat-lining sound. If you watch and inspect the configuration menus, you'll see that a wide variety of sounds can be configured for any of several conditions: high and/or low heart rate, high/low partial-pressure of oxygen saturation, high/low ...
This was done using a prosthetic chest on his real chest (make sure to sing that to the tune of "We Want A Rock" by They Might Be Giants). Skip to 2 minutes in for an explanation. ...
Black Swan featured several shots in mirrored dance rehearsal studios where the crew were digitally removed - see this Black Swan Visual Effects Reel for some cool examples.
In addition to Matthew's and Christian's answers, I would add that this is a specific form of the old "double take" trope; in this case the second take is being shown through the observer's eyes, as opposed to it being shown from an external POV.
In addition to Mathew's answer, it might also be to emphasize that the searching person is indeed, well, searching and doesn't initially know where to look exactly. Directly moving its view to the target might on the other hand seem like he knew where to look all the time. So introducing this slight delay of recognition emphasizes the searching process. And ...
This has to do with communicating to the viewer what the intended subject is, when the subject may be ambiguous among other things. A hunter is searching for his prey. A red bird sitting in an apple tree. He pans past several apples, then the bird and then returns to the bird. It's now clear that the red bird is not a red apple. While some viewers may ...
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