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Mike Guglielmucci on Today Tonight

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I haven’t watched it yet myself, but found this YouTube video of Today Tonight’s interview with Mike Guglielmucci:

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Edit: Just had a look at the video myself.

Having worked closely beside camera crews and media journalists before, I just wanted to comment on the way things are cut in the story – because there are some camera tricks used by Today Tonight in filming this one that skew the story slightly…

Obviously, the editing may have left “more to the story” – focussing only on the juicy bits… It’s just the nature of tabloid news media to do this.

But notice how they’ve framed the “big bad guy” nice and close to capture only his head, while zooming out for everyone else. The “close up” shot is a camera trick used to draw attention to emotions, or to make someone look more sinister.

Because the shot is taken from slightly below, Mike Guglielmucci looks bigger, more confronting and more sinister than the hairless Mike Guglielmucci that you see on the Planetshakers Conference clip that is shown.

Also, you’ll notice that there are 3 camera angles taken of the interview.

– The first is a shot of Michael Guglielmucci from the front (the close-up I mentioned before, where his head takes up the whole shot);
– The second is an extreme close-up side shot of Mike Guglielmucci talking (showing just his mouth);
– The third is a shot of the interviewer.

There were not three cameras – these would have all been taken with the one camera, at different times (which changes the story slightly).

They would have spoken to Mike Guglielmucci as they were setting up or packing up, and filmed the extreme close-up of his mouth from the side for the second shot.

They aimed the camera at him dead-on for the interview.

Then, at the end, turned the camera around and recorded the interviewer nodding (called “noddies” in the industry), and asking the questions back to Mike to make it look like the interviewer was actually there 😉

You’ll notice that there was one very pointed and very confronting question that was asked by the interviewer. This is why the tone of the question doesn’t seem to match Mike Guglielmucci’s response – this may not have been the actual question asked of Mike Guglielmucci, but it was likely not the tone that the Today Tonight interviewer asked the question in.

Written by Planetshakers Insider

August 27, 2008 at 2:25 am

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  1. couldn’t watch the video.
    It said “video no longer available”
    would have been an interesting watch though.


    August 27, 2008 at 3:43 pm

  2. you can view it here

    or just type in his name on youtube

    Waynow Mathews

    August 27, 2008 at 6:22 pm

  3. Thanks, I’ll have to watch it when I have a spare moment


    August 27, 2008 at 8:03 pm

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  5. I don’t mean to be mean but Michael looks very unwell (mentally). I hope he gets good professional help. he needs good sound doctrine.

    I think what is hard to believe is that he is a CHristian “leader”

    If the boys in our family acted like this, faked a fatal illness, etc, we would put him in the nearest “good” hospital

    Yes God still loves him, just a bit disappointed I imagine


    May 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm

  6. to mj.

    I agree that Michael did not look mentally well at all. Porn addiction will do that to people. The porn industry is more evil and abusive than people even know. I have seen behind-the-scenes of it, and I can tell you that the majority of its actors and actresses have to remain drugged and numb to endure some of the torture they go through off camera and sometimes in filming. There is nothing “fake” about how the girls and guys of porn are mistreated at all! A person addicted to the scenes of porn, is addicted to fantasy that is not even what is really going on. Shooting with a camera allows the photographer to cut, clip, edit things he doesn’t want to be shown. So, the viewer is not seeing the girls being tortured before the next shot, and instead, is imagining that she is enjoying what is happening to her on camera. It’s a huge lie that was responsible for my divorce and my contracting an std from my ex-husband. If Michael was addicted to this vile stuff, no wonder he tried to divert people’s attention elsewhere. No good Christian man would want people to know that secret.



    August 24, 2011 at 3:03 am

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