subjective camerawork

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In television and film, the use of the camera to show us events as if from a particular participant's visual point of view (encouraging viewers to identify with that person's way of seeing events or even to feel like an eyewitness to the events themselves). Such camerawork is typically hand-held. Unlike point-of-view shots, which can function in isolation to augment a sequence containing objective camerawork, subjective camerawork represents exclusively what a particular person is seeing. It can include reaction shots of the person whose point of view is being represented (although these are filmed in close-up so as to exclude other context cues). See also first-person point of view.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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