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
4465 Views 1 Comments

Shaky Cam

Choose file... or enter url:
Sort by: Showing 21 items
People who added this item 2559  Average listal rating (1509 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 2775  Average listal rating (1837 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 2993  Average listal rating (1971 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 6418  Average listal rating (4337 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 3860  Average listal rating (2612 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
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 2581  Average listal rating (1627 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 2197  Average listal rating (1484 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 451  Average listal rating (308 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 4196  Average listal rating (2840 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 1975  Average listal rating (1302 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 1952  Average listal rating (1259 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 1816  Average listal rating (1181 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 948  Average listal rating (622 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 404  Average listal rating (252 ratings) 5.1  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 642  Average listal rating (436 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 2160  Average listal rating (1442 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 571  Average listal rating (387 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.5 
17. Babylon A.D. (2008)

People who added this item 704  Average listal rating (372 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
18. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Vix's rating:

People who added this item 4338  Average listal rating (2862 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
19. WALL·E (2008)
Vix's rating:

People who added this item 596  Average listal rating (340 ratings) 5  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 1181  Average listal rating (726 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
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

24 votes
Movies (great lists) (41 lists)
list by The O.P.
Published 1 year, 8 months ago 2 comments
2 votes
Film and TV Tropes (12 lists)
list by Vix
Published 1 year, 4 months ago



Related lists

The Evolution of Cam Gigandet
21 item list by Mejo ♥♫
19 votes 4 comments
In the Footsteps of ... Morgan Freeman
91 item list by Holy Godiva
25 votes 3 comments
Found footage films..
5 item list by SJMJ91
1 votes
Found Footage Genre
44 item list by CelShader
47 votes 17 comments
Scandinavian Horror Films
214 item list by Hexenkult
30 votes 3 comments
Alfred Hitchcock's Movie Cameos
37 item list by Kankku
136 votes 17 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for

My Favorite Video Games
My Top 10 Favourite TV Shows
Playstation 2 Games - ranked by preference
My mate Lud
Games Reviewed by astro_man23
My Steam Library
American Celeb Kim Kardashian
A Listal user's guide to my DVD lists
We're #2!
Nintendo 64DD
Casual gaming
Changes... For Better or Worse?


More lists from Vix

Espionage
Dropping Names
Nancy Drew Series (Simon & Schuster) Part 2
Ann Rule (True Crime)
Olympics
2010 Movies



Comments

Posted: 4 years, 11 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