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Movie Style: Time Code meets Blair Witch Project meets Strange Days
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Every actor carries a small camera lens on their forehead. Remotely linked camera controllers and digital post-production help with jitter, focus. (Thanks to Strange Days for proving that first person camera can be done without being nauseating.)

Each camera records its position in space; that lets a computer draw conclusions about whose cameras are visible where. The cameras are edited out digitally.

The view on screen is the composite view of the actors. The movie derives part of its pleasure from the inability to see some of the actors, while seeing from their vantage point.

jutta, May 22 2000

Time Code http://us.imdb.com/Details?0220100
Four Views on screen simultaniously. [jutta, May 22 2000]

Strange Days http://us.imdb.com/Details?0114558
Great subjective shots with lots of planning and forethought [jutta, May 22 2000]

The Blair Witch Project http://us.imdb.com/Details?0185937
Subjective storytelling, but nauseating camera work [jutta, May 22 2000]

Car-Ma http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Car-Ma
& The Truman Show? Wait, that's. . .no, it can't be? ME!!? [reensure, May 22 2000]

Or show different views on different channels. http://www.halfbake...channel_20TV_20show
[jutta, May 22 2000]


       [degroof] nah. my little brother's got a glass (actually, it's ceramic) eye and he can't find any doctor who'll put cool stuff in place of it. he wants a Terminator-style eye or an LED "laser" pointer. we're still looking...
monkeyking47, Feb 16 2001

       I'm just praying that there would be a love scene in the film.....   

       well? ,is there?....what about a shower scene then?
havenman, Jun 06 2001

       In a month this idea celebrates its 7th anniversary and meanwhile we have 'Machinima' baking this...
rrr, Apr 24 2007

       //'m just praying that there would be a love scene in the film..... // Would this not involve one camera looking in closeup at another? And then both would be edited out leaving you with nothing?   

       I'm not sure I'd like this - in fact I don't think I'd be able to watch it. If I'm watching a film, I want to forget that it's a film - I don't want to be reminded constantly of the medium. Multiple views, and views from the perspective of an "eye" that is fixed to somebody else's head, are very unnatural and distracting.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 24 2007


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