shaky-cam

shaky-cam

n. a camera, used mainly in advertisements and documentaries, that is shaken and moved constantly to create a sense of excitement, urgency, or crisis. We can’t afford much in the way of costumes for the sequence, so we will use the shaky-cam and shoot it in dim light.
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Comprised of Rebecca's shaky-cam footage, The Visit is a mock-doc whose flashes of surreal humour and gross-out horror make it look like The Blair Witch Project directed by Kevin 'Clerks' Smith.
A TOMB raider discovers more than archaeological ruins in this shaky-cam horror from the man behind zombie shocker Quarantine.
The kooky, shaky-cam "Diablo 3" trailers just keep on coming.
You would never know the movie has apparently cost little more than pounds 1m, such is the carefully cultivated blend of shaky-cam, wide-angle and one-take sequences which challenge the way that carbon copy criminals have literally been shot on screen in the past.
and now mandatory shaky-cam cinematography have almost ruined a decent if predictable story, an amusingly florid Jason Bateman shows up as a hedonistic public-relations consultant, seemingly to contrast the greed of the flack with the nobility of the crusading journalist.
While it's competently made--director Paul Greengrass previously worked his shaky-cam, faux doc aesthetic in Bloody Sunday and The Bourne Supremacy--United 93 is repellent.
It's amateurish and the shaky-cam video makes them queasy.
A TOMB raider discovers more than ruins in this effective shaky-cam horror from the man behind zombie shocker Quarantine.
With his third feature, a third-rate shaky-cam shocker based on the 1978 Jonestown massacre, it's time to dial down expectations.
Sure, Scott seems convinced that neo-AAE90s shaky-cam chase scenes and rapid-fire editing are brand new and novel cinematic techniques and the script gives Washington and Travolta all the best lines, but a story like this draws us in.
The gigantic success of The Blair Witch Project kicked off a whole cottage industry of shaky-cam found-footage fright flicks, most of them pretty rubbish.
Devil's Due 89mins TAKE Paranormal Activity, add Rosemary's Baby, then subtract the scares and you've got the latest shaky-cam shocker but the only frightening thing about it is that there's someone out there who thinks this dreck is worth a cinema release.
DEVIL'S DUE (15) TAKE Paranormal Activity, add Rosemary's Baby then subtract the scares and you've got the latest shaky-cam shocker.
Wooden shocker lives up to name HOLLOW 91mins 15 A FULL 15 years after its shaky-cam chills, we're back in Blair Witch territory for a low-budget 'found-footage' shocker.
Ditching (for the most part) the series' trademark of shaky-cam chills, this time the action takes place at a wedding where one of the guests is infected with a lust for flesh.