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  • n. A style of filming using a handheld camera, giving an on-screen effect of shakiness.


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  • Anyway, yes the shakycam is bananas but that is easily one of the best movies of 07.

    10 BEST OF 2007

  • Moreover, during the shootout White jumps from Paul Greengrass-style shakycam to undercranking the camera for slow motion effects, as if unsure exactly how he should be filming the action, or even what kind of movie he's making.

    MOVIE REVIEW: The Losers (2010)

  • As much disdain as I have for both shakycam and JamesCam, I'm really excited about the recent spike in sci-fi/alien movies going into production.

    Bourne Helmer Paul Greengrass to Direct James Cameron’s Fantastic Voyage 3D | /Film

  • The way they combined effects to have the CGI shots seamless with Abram's live action footage (lights shining at the camera for wide flares and revealing dust on the lens, motion capture camera tapping for shakycam), some of the best environment compositing I've ever seen (the space drop and subsequent drill fight sequence) and the overall accomplishment of rendering the Narada at full scale...

    Visual Effects Oscar Shortlist | /Film

  • The video comes courtesy of Jeff Wells, who shot some shakycam of the ceremony.

    Alexander Payne Begins Work on The Descendants, Starring George Clooney | /Film

  • The cinematography, script, acting and chase scenes are all well done, but whenever there's a fight, Nolan falls back on lazy Joel Silver style closeup shakycam and lots of quick cuts to make it seem like something exciting is going on.

    The definitive Dark Knight review

  • Here's some (way shakycam) video of Danny O'Brien's OpenTech presentation, "Living on the Edge," an extremely provocative and interesting talk about how we might restructure the Internet so that our personal and important moments aren't hosted by YouTube, Flickr, and Blogger, but rather on our own machines.

    Boing Boing

  • Bourne Identity-style shakycam action seems like it's just there to cover up a badly scripted fight.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The sets and the atmosphere are often gorgeous, even in the bleakness of homes in the Depression, but often it is ruined by the shakycam.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • However, this detail is offset by the introduction of a new technology, the handheld camera or, as I like to refer to it, the "shakycam."

    Archive 2009-07-01


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