Cops Used to Shoot at Coaching Motion pictures within the Nineteen Fifties

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Coaching police with digital actuality has grow to be all the fad right here within the 2020s, giving cops an “immersive” expertise with out really having to fireside their weapon. However, imagine it or not, police have been making an attempt simulated firearms coaching lengthy earlier than VR was a factor. And it was all taking place with quaint film movie.

On February 10, 1958 a photographer from the Los Angeles Examiner newspaper was invited to shoot photographs of L.A. law enforcement officials taking purpose at a movie projection of excellent guys and dangerous guys—or “celluloid badmen” because the Examiner known as it on the time. And, sure, they have been capturing dwell ammunition on the projection.

Click on by for photographs of the motion, together with what they have been in movement image kind. Sadly, the boundaries of movie images from the Nineteen Fifties make it troublesome to see the motion on the display whereas additionally seeing the law enforcement officials taking purpose, and vice versa. However it’s nonetheless attention-grabbing to see this very primitive type of an “immerse” expertise taking form within the Nineteen Fifties. And a number of the scenes are form of unintentionally humorous, given how outlandish they appear.

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