Created By: allnaturaltrans4 on December 18, 2012 Last Edited By: allnaturaltrans4 on March 31, 2013
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Walk Away POV Cam

Beginning a new scene by having someone walk away from the camera after obscuring it with their backs

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A stock shot wherein the scene opens with a characters back obscuring the entire screen. The character then walks away from the camera, revealing the full scene. This can also occur with the character standing still and the camera zooming out.

Anime
  • Digimon Adventure episode "Subzero Ice Punch" with Gabumon out looking for TK. After the scene when Frigimon was telling a story to Tai and Agumon about a party
  • Digimon Tamers in the movie "Runaway Locomon" with Rika after a dream sequence of Rika singing, "You promise me we'd stay for the sunset."

Live-Action TV
  • True Jackson, VP episode "The New Kid" at the beginning with some employee after the theme song.
  • Perry Mason: The third and fourth opening of the show starts with him walking to the judge handing him papers. view here and here

Animated Film
  • Scooby-Doo and The Witch's Ghost: Has Thorn doing it as she is walking back to her house to perform a ritual.

Western Animation
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "The Christmas Aliens" Mikey does it when he is going back into the sewer and into the lair
  • Timon & Pumbaa episode "Timon Alone" with Pumbaa chasing away a bunch of animals that were after Timon.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends:
    • "Phone Home", twice with Bloo; going out to find a friend to take home, and with him chasing the man in the phone suit
    • "The Big Lablooski" with Eduardo about to bowl and Jerkins scares him.
  • Rugrats:
    • "Looking for Jack"; with one of Jack's employees going to get him for Angelica.
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • December 18, 2012
    Larkmarn
    Title needs work... it should probably be "Open Scene By Walking Away" or "Walking Away Opening Scene"... either way it doesn't work as it is now.
  • December 18, 2012
    spacemarine50
    I see this: Character turns on camera, walks to a spot, starts the scene officially.
  • December 19, 2012
    Larkmarn
    Rewrote the opening since it's not clear and full of typos...

    "A stock shot wherein the scene opens with a characters back obscuring the entire screen. The character then walks away from the camera, revealing the full scene. This can also occur with the character standing still and the camera zooming out.

    Conpare Fade In."
  • January 21, 2013
    Megaptera
    There was a thing they did in '70s and '80s cartoons where the hero would run at the POV until nothing could be seen but the colour of his clothes, and then the view would switch to his back as he continued to run 'past' or 'through' the POV. I'll try youtubing to find an example, but I'm remembering this being done with He Man or Lion-O or someon similar. It was slightly awkward because often the focus point would be on the character's crotch or not too far above it.
  • January 21, 2013
    allnaturaltrans4
    ^Cool because that's exactly what I'm looking for here.
  • January 22, 2013
    Telcontar
    There's currently a mess with several tropes like this started by someone else, which are (supposedly) being discussed in this TRS thread. If people could give input there, that'd be helpful, and whatever page is eventually made can have examples from this draft and the existing articles like Body Screen Fill Up.
  • March 31, 2013
    Telcontar
    Merged into Body Wipe. Discarding this.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=ln46in5ypamk8ain7o49ciy4&trope=DiscardedYKTTW