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subjective camera

The camera is used in such a way as to suggest the point of view of a particular character: High- or low-angle shots indicate where she or he is looking from | a panoramic or panning shot suggests she or he is surveying the scene | a tracking shot or a hand-held camera shot signifies the character on motion. | Subjective shots like these also implicate the spectator into the narrative in that she or he identifies with the point of view.

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subjective camera

Shots simulating what a character actually sees; audience, character, and camera all see the same thing. Much subjective camera involves distortion, indicating abnormal mental states. Shots suggesting how a viewer should respond are also called subjective (for example, a high-angle shot used to make a boy look small and helpless).
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