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The Camera Shake: Rant: 7/14/2015 04:25:26


Darth Darth Binks
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Movie directors need to stop this crap. I know that camera-shaking sounds like a good idea on paper; they want the audience to feel as if they are actually there, running with the characters, involved in a high speed chase, etc. But instead of feeling like I'm actually there, I end up not being able to see what is there on the screen.

The best example I can think of right now is "The Hunger Games." Great book. However, I don't know if the movie was good or not, because I couldn't make out a damn thing I was watching because the cameraman was apparently having an epileptic spasm for two hours and JJ Abrams ran out of money to do it over. Seriously, did Rue die because of getting speared or because her brain tore out of its place because she was shaking around as much as it looked like she was?

Stop this shit. I paid to see a movie, not a blur of colors flashing before my eyes because the director wants me to "be there." This is one way a cartoon is better than live-action.
The Camera Shake: Rant: 7/14/2015 04:50:21


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The Camera Shake: Rant: 7/14/2015 04:56:27


Darth Darth Binks
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No, that's just a crappy-budget show.
The Camera Shake: Rant: 7/14/2015 06:28:59


ℳℛᐤƬrαńɋℰ✕
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Never seen hunger games, so I do not know what type of camera shake you mean. But the camera shake effect - the motion - is trying induce of feeling like you are in the movie. There is nothing wrong with it. It is made for Cinema movies. The problem is that you watch those cinema screen movies (possibly made even for panoram screens) with your laptop, PC or TV. Does not matter what size your TV is even then they feel small and too much background information to distract your focus. Unless you have personal Cinema room with darkened theme.

I am not into those films. But I assume watching this in true cinema is much more enoyable as you are not meant to see the borders of big screens and focus only on middle point. But watching this stuff in small screens gets you dizzy and irritating indeed. Same applies to 3d, 4d movies. You cant simulate them on small screens. You need broader view. Dimmed lighting or totally black athmosphere and right size-angle for watching it.

Think of listening music in decent set of 2.0 Stereo! I would imagine no music is listenable if you sit just aside of either left or right channel! Its just the ABC of using technology - know the basics!

Although we live in standardized world there is big difference of watching movies from TV, PC or from cinema. No wonder every movie seems better in cinema.
The Camera Shake: Rant: 7/14/2015 06:50:59


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Joking aside, Coverfield is a terrible film for shaky cam, I literally got a headache just from this. Avoid this film!
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