Here is the scene of The Fall I am talking about. It's from the first episode in the first season, in fact within the first ten minutes actually.

Here the character pulls of a mask and the camera is in first person POV. So, the mask is shown to be pulled off from the camera.

But in the mirror, it is shown that the character is actually pulling the mask off.

How did they shoot the scene? Is the mirror just a glass separating two identically arranged room?


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It's simple a camera filming an actor. Both the actor and the camera have masks that are swept upward at the same time. To you and most of the audience, this is seamless.

However, if you freeze-frame, you see this.

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Note how the angles of the mask on the actor and the camera are completely different, and the actor actually has his eyes shut at this point.

  • That's what my first thought was. So according to this theory, the mirror is actually a glass, isn't it? The mirror is a glass separating two identically arranged room.
    – 3N4N
    May 3, 2019 at 7:41
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    There's probably no glass, just a hole in a partition.
    – user43022
    May 3, 2019 at 7:47
  • Well, that's an irrelevant detail. Thanks for the answer.
    – 3N4N
    May 3, 2019 at 7:52
  • @Steve-O It wasn't hard, I just hit the pause button on the video linked in the question.
    – user43022
    May 3, 2019 at 13:19

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