Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Camcorder-out-of-the-car-window shots

student video example

It's an easy shot that you see all the time, not just in student work: the view of a neighborhood from the passenger's seat of a moving car. The camera's gaze out the window from a car (or train) can give a film the condescending feel of a safari documentary. The footage implies that the streets are so unsafe that the filmmaker can't get out of the car and walk around.
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