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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The pair meet in Athens during protests outside the Greek Parliament, but they are being watched, prompting the film's first action sequence: an exciting chase through a riot that employs the series' trademark shaky-cam that lends a mixture of authenticity and nausea to proceedings.
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.
If the conspiracy-slinging Clinton antagonists are a bit quieter this time around, that's also because--cue the ominous voice-over and shaky-cam footage-many of the loudest ones are now dead.
also used shaky-cam techniques, which means "the director is telling you this is urgent," Stewart says.
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.
Kragh-Jacobsen calmed down the Dogme shaky-cam and made a virtue of available light sources.
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.
Pic combines shaky-cam footage shot in and around the square with what seems like staged, self-dramatizing conversations inside the filmmakers's apartments attesting to their bravery and stoicism.
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.