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cam red

slang A type of marijuana from Cambodia. I got really high off that cam red we smoked last night.
See also: cam, red

shaky cam

A cinematographic technique in which the camera is operated by hand, as opposed to being fixed on a mount, resulting in a jerky, unstable image. This is done to emulate a first-person perspective or imitate what an ordinary person might have captured on a handheld camcorder in order to create a sense of immersion or heighten the sense of excitement, terror, urgency, etc. I'm really sick of the trend in recent horror movies to have the whole thing filmed in shaky cam. It isn't scary, it's just nauseating! It just felt like the shaky cam was a cheap way for the filmmakers to give the documentary a sense of authenticity. The director uses shaky cam to give the audience a glimpse into the protagonist's point of view during especially emotional scenes.
See also: cam, shaky

cam (red)

n. Cambodian red marijuana. He claims he scored some cam.
See also: cam, red

cam

verb

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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Web cams are popular now because you haven't seen it before - that'll die off,'' he said.
Surface and cutter paths generated using Autosurf, Automill and Master CAM.
Available are automatic unscrewing or stripped-thread closure and overcap molds; and molds for small, high-precision engineering components requiring cam actions and/or automatic unscrewing with various gating and hot/cold runner requirements.
Designs and manufactures precision injection molds using in-house CAD/ CAM, CNC machining and CNC EDM.
Lesley Atwood, CAM Tonti Properties Flower Mound TX
Other trends include better management of CAD/CAM data, improved capabilities for data communications, and tighter integration between CAD and CAM.
Gabriela Cardenas, CAM Sunridge Management El Paso TX