Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 7th, 2011
Matt Moneymaker has posted the following on the BFRO Blue Forum, as as he stated in Loren’s post:
Craig W. will pass along what Cliff posts, and he has my permission to pass along what we say on the Blue Forum.Matt Moneymaker
He was responding to questions about the thermal video.
The heat blip in the meadow was a horse. I said so on camera. I talked about the horse for a good long while. I figured the producers would edit it honestly, but they didn’t. Their editing made it look as though I did not identify the figure before it ran off. I did. It was a horse. They inserted lines from other scenes where I talk about something running away before I could figure out what it was.
As I said before, the producers and editors only care about entertainment. They don’t care about what we care about, but we have very limited influence for these first episodes … and we had zero influence over the editing.
That wasn’t the only dishonest thing they did in the name of entertainment. At one point I read some VO lines they had written as transition explanations. I read it out loud the first time and read through a line saying “overwhelming evidence” … then I stopped and said, “We gotta redo that. I’m going to say ‘a collection of evidence’ because it’s NOT ‘overwhelming evidence’.” They taped me saying it my way, and I emphasized to use that version instead. What did they do? They used the “overwhelming evidence” version.
So they kinda screwed me over on those two things. They certainly taught me that I can’t read VO lines out loud before I’ve read them through silently first and then changed them on paper before reading them out loud. They’re showing us what they are capable of. They’re showing the whole cast how much we cannot trust them at all, as I’ve been saying from the beginning.Matt Moneymaker