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21st Aug '16 12:52:02 AM Jezzamon
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A shot that shows the perspective of a character, as if the viewer is looking through his eyes. This is most commonly accomplished with a SteadiCam or handheld camera operator standing in for the character, in appropriate clothes. Alternatively, it could be the actor or a stand-in with a small camera mounted to (or held very near) his head to keep both hands free for action.

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A shot that shows the perspective of a character, as if the viewer is looking through his their eyes. This is most commonly accomplished with a SteadiCam or handheld camera operator standing in for the character, in appropriate clothes. Alternatively, it could be the actor or a stand-in with a small camera mounted to (or held very near) his head to keep both hands free for action.
6th Aug '16 9:00:57 PM sgamer82
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* When a scene of ''Manga/InsideMari'' features Fumiko, we see nearly everything from Fumiko's point of view. In fact, the times we see Fumiko's face in these scenes are typically when she's looking at a reflective surface such as a mirror, window, or her mother's eye.

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* ''Manga/InsideMari''
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When a scene of ''Manga/InsideMari'' features the life of Fumiko, we see nearly everything from Fumiko's point of view. In fact, the times we see Fumiko's face in these scenes are typically when she's looking at a reflective surface such as a mirror, window, or her mother's eye.eye.
** Later we see a flashback from Mari's point of view of how she saw her life just before Isao became involved in it. In the course of this, we see [[spoiler:Mari's classmates as filthy creatures with either the top half or the bottom half of their faces obscured, her father turned away and transparent, her mother looking positively grotesque, Mari's reflection looking like childish scribbling, and Isao surrounded by {{Bishie Sparkle}}s even as Mari's watching him masturbate. The only one who looks normal at all is her younger brother]].
5th Aug '16 10:43:19 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': After Apocalypse notices Xavier's presence through the latter's telepathic link with Erik, Apocalypse stares straight at the camera (so we're seeing him through the Professor's perspective) with his glowing white eyes as he ominously states, [[spoiler:"Thank you for letting me in."]]

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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
** We get a glimpse of what the world looks like through the ruby quartz lenses of Scott Summers' sunglasses when he puts them on for the first time.
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After Apocalypse notices Xavier's presence through the latter's telepathic link with Erik, Apocalypse stares straight at the camera (so we're seeing him through the Professor's perspective) with his glowing white eyes as he ominously states, [[spoiler:"Thank you for letting me in."]]
29th Jul '16 12:34:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/HardcoreHenry'' is an entire movie shot from the perspective of the main character.
14th Jun '16 8:57:14 PM PaulA
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* The 1931 film of ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]]'' uses this twice, once in the beginning (from Jekyll's viewpoint as he dresses and travels to a lecture) and then again after the first transformation to Hyde (as he spins around in confusion and finally catches himself in the mirror). The mirror shots were done by having actor Creator/FredricMarch pose on the opposite side of a fake mirror which was actually just a hole in the wall.

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* The 1931 film of ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]]'' ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde1931'' uses this twice, once in the beginning (from Jekyll's viewpoint as he dresses and travels to a lecture) and then again after the first transformation to Hyde (as he spins around in confusion and finally catches himself in the mirror). The mirror shots were done by having actor Creator/FredricMarch pose on the opposite side of a fake mirror which was actually just a hole in the wall.
12th Jun '16 11:26:05 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': After Apocalypse notices Xavier's presence through the latter's telepathic link with Erik, Apocalypse stares straight at the camera (so we're seeing him through the Professor's perspective) with his glowing white eyes as he ominously states, [[spoiler:"Thank you for letting me in."]]
2nd Jun '16 1:43:36 PM Meritocrat
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*The ''Series/StarTrek:DeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Magnificent Ferengi" has one of these, combined with a HuddleShot from Keevan's eyes, though after [[spoiler: he is killed]].
18th Mar '16 12:40:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode "You, Murderer" is done from this perspective, with the main character speaking in an impersonated HumphreyBogart voice and old footage of Bogart himself digitally inserted into scenes where his reflection is shown in mirrors.

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* The ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode "You, Murderer" is done from this perspective, with the main character speaking in an impersonated HumphreyBogart voice and old footage of Bogart himself digitally inserted into scenes where his reflection is shown in mirrors.
23rd Jan '16 9:22:33 AM themisterfree
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* One episode of ''[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares The New Hollywood Squares]]'' had Jim J. Bullock [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shaLu7zrvaw using a helmet-cam in his square]].
1st Jan '16 8:24:20 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Series/Mash}}'' episode "Point of View" used this to great effect, with the camera taking the place of a patient in the hospital, allowing the viewer to experience the characters from a different perspective.
* In the ''SmallWonder'' series finale "The Rip-Off", this was done when Vicki, connected to the hotel TV, showed how the robbery really happened.

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* The ''{{Series/Mash}}'' ''{{Series/MASH}}'' episode "Point of View" used this to great effect, with the camera taking the place of a patient in the hospital, allowing the viewer to experience the characters from a different perspective.
* In the ''SmallWonder'' ''Series/SmallWonder'' series finale "The Rip-Off", this was done when Vicki, connected to the hotel TV, showed how the robbery really happened.



** Probably the most popular sketch that uses the POVCam is [[ChristopherWalken Christopher Walken's]] recurring sketch, "The Continental." Justified in that the original version of "The Continental" from the early 1950s was done through POVCam too.

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** Probably the most popular sketch that uses the POVCam is [[ChristopherWalken Christopher Walken's]] Creator/ChristopherWalken's recurring sketch, "The Continental." Justified in that the original version of "The Continental" from the early 1950s was done through POVCam too.
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