Join Listal here 
Existing members 
Login here 
Join Listal to create lists, share images, get recommendations and much more
Avatar
Added by Vix

on 27 Jan 2009 09:58

9
4620 Views 1 Comments

Shaky Cam

Choose file... or enter url:
Sort by: Showing 21 items
People who added this item 2628  Average listal rating (1569 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)
Handheld camera technique actually works in showing the chaos of the situation.

People who added this item 2853  Average listal rating (1888 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
2. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
I have only seen bits and pieces of this movie but enough to know that I don't want to see it - too much hand-held shaky cam "goodness".

People who added this item 3043  Average listal rating (2016 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
3. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
~ This was the first time watching a movie gave me a migraine - from the changing focus of shots, shaky cam action in the fight and chase scenes - it's no wonder I gave this movie 2 points.

More suited for the small screen.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 6561  Average listal rating (4443 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
4. Batman Begins (2005)
A number of action sequences were so shaky as to be barely discernible but did not detract from my enjoyment of the overall movie.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 3960  Average listal rating (2679 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
5. Transformers (2007)
As fun as it was to see the robots in action, I was disappointed that I couldn't appreciate the effects more because of how jittery the camera was.


Vix's rating:

People who added this item 2632  Average listal rating (1678 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Though not as jittery as Supremacy, I still found myself turning away from time to time because the camera movements were too painful on my eyes.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 2253  Average listal rating (1538 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
7. Cloverfield (2008)
Finally saw this and yes there is a lot of shaky camera effects but since I watched it on TV I wasn't bothered much by it. But I'm guessing on the big screen it wouldn't have had a magnifying effect comparable to The Bourne Supremacy.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 464  Average listal rating (321 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
8. Never Back Down (2008)
The director used pen cameras to give the audience an idea on how it feels to be in the ring.

People who added this item 4318  Average listal rating (2949 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
9. Iron Man (2008)
The scene where Tony Stark's convoy gets shot at is an example of shaky camera that actually works. It keeps you in the moment, not takes you out of it.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 2043  Average listal rating (1361 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
10. Quantum of Solace (2008)
I wasn't bothered by the shaky cam in this movie - it seemed to fit the tone and the situation.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 1998  Average listal rating (1296 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
11. The Hurt Locker (2008)
The use of shaky cam works most of the time.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 1864  Average listal rating (1225 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
12. Terminator: Salvation (2009)
As with Transformers, there were a number of sequences designed to make you feel like you were part of the action. Slightly bothersome.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 972  Average listal rating (645 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.8 
13. Gamer (2009)
If only the camera followed the person's point of view instead of being jostled all over the place. There's no time to rest your eyes.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 427  Average listal rating (267 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.6 
14. The Last Exorcism (2010)
With the exception of the ending, I barely noticed the hand-held nature of this film.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 678  Average listal rating (464 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
15. Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Much of the movie is scene from the point of view of the Marines but the shaky cam doesn't detract from the action or the special effects.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 2365  Average listal rating (1605 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
16. The Hunger Games (2012)
There was a lot of zooming in and out and hand held shakiness from time to time that was distracting.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 587  Average listal rating (405 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.6 
17. Babylon A.D. (2008)

People who added this item 744  Average listal rating (405 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
18. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Vix's rating:

People who added this item 4457  Average listal rating (2958 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
19. WALL·E (2008)
Vix's rating:

People who added this item 640  Average listal rating (385 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 5.3 
20. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
~ They were going the Bourne Supremacy route and the jitters were noticeable even on the small screen. Ugh.

Vix's rating:

People who added this item 1287  Average listal rating (828 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
21. Man of Steel (2013)
~ There are many moments in scenes where the edits shift from steady to shaky. My reaction: "Oh no, here's camera operator number 3".

Vix's rating:


 

The Shaky Camera technique apes Cinéma vérité in order to heighten the reality of a given situation.

However there is a fine line between being a part of a movie's reality and getting a migraine or puking your guts in the cinema.

Added to

32 votes
Movies #1 (great lists) (36 lists)
list by The O.P.
Published 2 years, 7 months ago 3 comments
4 votes
Film and TV Tropes (13 lists)
list by Vix
Published 2 years, 3 months ago



Related lists

The Evolution of Cam Gigandet
21 item list by Mejo ♥♫
19 votes 4 comments
Ultimate K-drama List
353 item list by Dominika
3 votes
Found footage films..
5 item list by SJMJ91
1 votes
Found Footage Genre
44 item list by CelShader
49 votes 17 comments
Scandinavian Horror Films
214 item list by Hexenkult
32 votes 3 comments
Alfred Hitchcock's Movie Cameos
37 item list by Kankku
147 votes 17 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for

Favorite TV Actors & Actresses
My Favorite Video Games
My mate Lud
Playstation 2 Games - ranked by preference
Games Reviewed by astro_man23
Terminator Novels
We're #2!
Guilty Pleasures
Music Games - ranked by preference
Ran8 Recommends Own Lists
Playstation Portable Games - ranked by preference
yord's Favorite Video Game Platforms

More lists from Vix

Gumshoes and Amateur Sleuths
Dropping Names
Kay Scarpetta
2011 Movies
Olympics
Nancy Drew Series (Simon & Schuster) Part 2


Comments

Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 8 14:23
I may be a bit late, but spot on with this list! Mainly The Bourne Supremecy. That is one of the first times in my 26 years of watching movies I turned away because I was catching a headache.

Login or Signup to post a comment