The "Crisis Actors" WebsiteSubmitted by zooamerica on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 21:01
"Trained Players and Actors Making It Real"
"Given the autonomy of the actors' characters in a storyline, the story composer is additionally faced with numerous critical problems: how can the composer prevent the actor from taking actions in the imagined world that will move the story in a completely unforeseen direction, or from taking actions that will derail the storyline entirely?"
Active Shooter Crisis Actors Target Mall Shootings via Visionbox
DENVER, CO, October 31, 2012 -- A new group of actors is now available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises, announced Visionbox, Denver's leading professional actors studio.
Visionbox Crisis Actors are trained in criminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places.
Visionbox Crisis Actors can also play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites.
During the exercise, the producers use two-way radio to co-direct the Crisis Actors team from the mall dispatch center and at actors’ locations.
Within this framework, the exercise can test....their joint ability to respond to the media and information posted on the Internet.
Security camera footage is edited for after-action reports and future training.
Visionbox is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. Crisis Actors is a project of the Colorado Safety Task Force established by Colorado State Senator Steve King.
The photos at the bottom of the website are very disturbing, please use caution if you're easily grossed out.
After reading this website, I thought people here at the Daily Paul would be interested to see it.
I'm not drawing a parallel to anything here, I'm simply pointing out the fact that, "Crisis Actors," do exist.