Dutch angle shot

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An oblique or ‘crooked’ shot in which the camera is angled clockwise or anticlockwise (see also canted shot). Some reserve the term Dutch angle for shots which in addition involve a vertical tilt. Typically used to signify a subjective view, or to generate connotations of disorientation or dramatic tension (see also diagonality). In semiotic terms, a marked shot.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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