Assessment 1B: Film — Sequence
Point Of View (POV) Camera Technique
I have chosen to adapt the filmic technique POV (point of view) as it creates a moment where the viewer feels in place of the camera and feels connected. Perspectives are an important part of filmic devices and this technique gives you the perspective of the person in the film, as you see, what he/she sees. This engages the audience. Noe, Gaspar — Enter the Void (2010), has a scene consisting of a POV shot (see below).
As you can see there is a lot of detail to the POV shot such as the character blinking, shaking, moving around, looking in different directions, etc. This makes the POV technique more surreal with elements like these. Here are some images also portraying this:
Similarly, Jai Mohan — POV Shot Toyota 86 GTS, POV shot displays and portrays the perspective of the driver and enhances the connection with the viewers, using surreal elements by the driver. This was shot by a GoPro camera for mobility and practicality.
This camera technique enables viewers to understand the urbanised environment. An urbanised environment being location characterised by high human population density and many built environment features in comparison to the areas surrounding it. This is displayed as the driver witnessed numerous cars, numerous architecture (this being houses) and the density of the roads. The POV shot enables the continuous views of architecture, such as houses, elements of man made nature. The driver moves his head around to illustrate these elements. This is an advantage of POV as it puts you into the perspective of the driver, which enables more continuous angles as the driver moves his head. Here are some images from the footage:
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