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I always hated it. Especially in big epic movies like LOTR it was totally unnessecary. LOTR is still amazing.



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Munkeh111 said:
disolitude said:
Hated it since Blair witch. Luckily games usually do it in cinematics so I dont mind. But gears 3 running shake is annoying as hell. Imagine a 92 inch screen shaking in front of your face...it just isn't pleasant.


Imagine having a 100" screen shaking in your face! Though actually the worst thing would be 3D I suppose...

I guess it depends where you sit, but at 10 feet away or less it would be painful. And yeah, if watching in 3D and shakey cam goes off...your eyeballs will explode.

Now that I think about it, there are some things where shakey cam could be useful for. Like your local evening news or presidential debates. :)



I hate it. I find it to be used because someone doesn't want to take the time to choreograph a good action scene. With the shaky camera effect, it's hard to tell that Matt Damon is lousy at hand to hand combat.



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Hate it. It is way overdone in a lot of movies and even blu-ray has a hard time keeping up resulting in plenty of compression artifacts. I'm sitting 9ft away from a 92" screen and movies like Cloverfield are painful to watch.
I love movies that zoom out and show lots of things at once so you can scan the scene and see new things every time you watch.



Nope.. really hides the fact I really can't control a videocamera steady... I shot some videoclips and tv show in my younger years as an intern.. still work for tv ads from time to time but nowadays I'm more a supervisor for the motion effects.. still.. they sometimes hand me the 2nd camera on the set or location.. _>



 

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It works well in movies like Saving Private Ryan but most of the time it feels pointless.
I also dislike overuse of rotating cameras around one or several persons. What happened to the 180 degree rule!?



Haven't seen Killer Elite yet, but I want to. It definitely doesn't look like a movie that needs gimmicky effects like camera shake. I know what you mean with it being annoying, I'd rather get a good view of the action rather than a camera angle that looks like it's being held by Michael J Fox.



SvennoJ said:
Hate it. It is way overdone in a lot of movies and even blu-ray has a hard time keeping up resulting in plenty of compression artifacts. I'm sitting 9ft away from a 92" screen and movies like Cloverfield are painful to watch.
I love movies that zoom out and show lots of things at once so you can scan the scene and see new things every time you watch.


Bring on 48fps movies eh

on topic it's way overused these days, it's like no one can do good action anymore so they have to hide it with shaky cam



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zarx said:
SvennoJ said:
Hate it. It is way overdone in a lot of movies and even blu-ray has a hard time keeping up resulting in plenty of compression artifacts. I'm sitting 9ft away from a 92" screen and movies like Cloverfield are painful to watch.
I love movies that zoom out and show lots of things at once so you can scan the scene and see new things every time you watch.


Bring on 48fps movies eh

on topic it's way overused these days, it's like no one can do good action anymore so they have to hide it with shaky cam

I know it's supposed to make you feel like you are there, but when you are running you don't see the whole world shaking around you. Children of men does a far better job of putting you right in the action without resorting to overly shaky camera footage. That movie has some of the most immersive long continuous shots I've ever seen. I hope Alfonso Cuarons' next movie Gravity will be just as amazing.



I feel the opposite, I feel like there's something missing when you smack someone and the camera doesn't shake/nothing happens, especially in fighting games