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Watch: How Tilted Camera Angles Change The Way We Feel About Movies
By Louise Jane Cher, 08 Sep 2015
Have you ever noticed how some film scenes are shot at tilted angles? It is officially called the “dutch angle”, where the camera is tilted such that it is not parallel to the frame.
This video by Fandor shows exactly how this technique is employed, and how it affects the film to various degrees.
According to filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney, “When a character makes a devastating realization, a slight tilt of the camera can make the moment all the more uncomfortable for us as a viewer (even on a subconscious level).”
The unnatural angle is hence often used to portray tension or uneasiness in the film’s subject. They usually enhance the film’s mood and feel, but can be detrimental if overused.
Click play below to find out more about the dutch angle.
[via Sploid, Fandor, Images via screenshot]
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