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Instead of a standard zoom, use three or more shots, varying in distance but focused on the same point, cut together rapidly. Commonly used for shock value. Each cut is often accompanied by a {{sting}}. Common subjects are corpses and monsters, but it is not exclusively a horror technique.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* This technique is used twice in the fourth opening theme of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', in time with the music, to focus on two of the villains. A rare effect to see, but catchy nonetheless.
* HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi does this many times to unbelievable effect.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The introduction of Karloff's Monster in ''{{Frankenstein}}'' (1931) is done as three cuts rather than a zoom.
* Filmmaker Creator/AkiraKurosawa used this as a stylistic device; he frequently began his films with a series of establishing shots that jumped in closer and closer to the characters he wanted to focus on.
* Used by Creator/QuentinTarantino in the first ''Film/KillBill'' movie, when O-Ren Ishii and her bodyguards enter the restaurant.
* Director Sogo Ishii, of ''{{Gojoe}}'' is very fond of this. He often does it in reverse: extreme close-up, close-up, medium shot, long shot.
* A similar effect is used for the discovery of a dead farmer in Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''TheBirds'' (1963).
* ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' used this as the camera zooms out past the Vogon ships at the beginning. [[OverlyLongGag Fifty-five times]].
* The introduction of Daniel Day-Lewis' character Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Martin Scorsese's ''Gangs of New York'' follows this trope to a T. The overall effect is heightened by the addition of both a badass longcoat and an American eagle patterned glass eye.
* Used in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' (2006) at the start of the airport chase sequence.
* In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' this is used to pull back from the ''Reliant'' just before the Genesis Device detonates.
* Pictured above: in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', Creator/StanleyKubrick combines this with QuieterThanSilence when the camera zooms in on HAL 9000's eye on the front of the space pod that he kills Frank Poole with, and the sound of Frank's breathing cuts off abruptly.
* Creator/StevenSpielberg rarely uses this technique, but a notable exception occurs near the end of ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' with the staggered zoom on Elliott's face, synched to the music, as he's about to hit the police roadblock. Spielberg was able to do this because he agreed to let JohnWilliams record the score for the film's finale first, then edited the footage to fit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' this is how we find out that Carl's house is now surrounded by a massive construction project.
* The film of ''Film/WestSideStory'' does this, starting from an aerial view of most or all of New York City and cutting closer and closer in a series of jumps until it finally gets down to a single neighborhood of just a few blocks before the film cuts to street level. No stings in this one; it's eerily silent until the final cut when ''Jet Song'' starts.
* ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn''
** Used in [[Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIVTheGathering the fourth film]] when June is running away from her house, and turns back to look at it. A staggered zoom then shows a scythe breaking through a window on her front door.
** When Jamie sees one of the ghost childrenin [[Film/ChildrenOfTheCornRevelation the seventh film]] skipping in the asphalt in the middle of the night, camera does a staggered zoom on kid's face.
* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''
** Used in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Jason Lives]]'' when Jason puts on his mask, and we get a closeup on his one good eye just before the title screen.
** A staggered zoom is used on Jason in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood The New Blood]]'' when the FinalGirl Tina finally comes face to face with him.
** When Rennie tries to run down Jason with car in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan Jason Takes Manhattan]]'', a POV shot accompanied with a staggered zoom shows that she is once again seeing a vision of younger Jason.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Part of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'''s SignatureStyle.
* The 2000s ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' loved this.
* In ''Film/TheDayAfter'', this technique is used to pull back from Kansas City just before it is struck by an EMP from a warhead detonating high above. An additional effective touch is that the sound of the city's blaring air-raid sirens abruptly cut off during one of the jumps.
* {{Threads}} also used a staggered zoom on Sheffield just before an EMP blast hit Northwest Europe.
* Famously used in the intro to ''Series/HawaiiFiveO''.
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[[folder:Music Video]]
* In Music/PepeDeluxe's "Super Sonic Sound System" video, every time the spokeswoman says the words, "Super! Sonic! Sound! System!", the camera zooms closer to her lips with each word.
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[[folder:New Media]]
* Done in comic form in the "President Madagascar" strip, a MemeticMutation of the flash game ''Pandemic II'' where [[DontExplainTheJoke the game can become]] {{Unwinnable}} [[DontExplainTheJoke if Madagascar closes its only seaport]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''EternalDarkness'' uses this early on when [[spoiler:the heroine encounters her own dead body in a bathtub]]. Each cut only lasts a few frames, followed by a screamer.
* Used in a trailer for ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', in order to show the relative size of the spaceship Shepard is viewing.
* Used twice in ''VideoGame/{{Guacamelee}}!'' First, a staggered zoom-out as the luchador flies into the gigantic OminousFloatingCastle to show that, holy crap, the thing means business. And then, a staggered zoom-in on the luchador himself during his BigHeroicRun towards the FinalBoss to show that ''he'' means business.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Used [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/130 here]] in ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' to show Tanna's feelings of being worthless because she can't shoot well and her sadness about being alone. Due to the medium, the speed of the cuts can't be shown, but the placement of the three panels on the page is equivalent.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Used in WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment review of ''TheKingOfFighters'' movie to mock its ending.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Done in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'' just before the HeroicSacrifice.
* Done for laughs in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', where Kronk is holding the unconscious emperor over a waterfall, where the camera zooms out and out and out... until finally the waterfall isn't even visible, and the focus is on a monkey eating a bug. Quoth [[LemonyNarrator Kuzco the narrator,]] "What's with the chimp and the bug? Can we get back to ''me'' now?"
* Used in the end of ''TheSimpsons''' Australia episode, when we are shown one stowaway Koala clinging on a helicopter.
* Used a few times in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]", zooming out from the mountaintop cave as Fluttershy explains her objection to facing a fully-grown dragon, each jump punctuating the list of things she finds terrifying about them.
*** In FriendshipIsWitchcraft, this scene is parodied quite nicely, with Fluttershy's story of her [[spoiler: HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood.]]
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]", we get a staggered zoom in on Rarity whenever she decries something as "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis The. Worst. Possible. Thing!]]" After the [[RuleOfThree third time]] (when Twilight has to go face Princess Celestia), we get a normal zoom out afterward, with Rarity meekly stating "I really mean it this time!"
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin May the Best Pet Win]]", when Rainbow Dash announces the final contest will be a race through Ghastly Gorge, the camera pulls back to reveal the hazard-filled canyon. She even [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud provides the sting sounds herself]].
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup The Last Roundup]]" the camera zooms in on Pinkie Pie when the other girls decide to "bring out the big guns" (i.e. [[spoiler:use her MotorMouth tendencies to get Applejack to open up about why she ran away from home]]).
* Done near the end of the song "Under the Sea" from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
* [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo "Do ya?! Do ya?! DO YA?!"]]
* The ending of "The Remote" in ''[[NightmareFuel/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball The Amazing World of Gumball]]''.
--> "Daisy. Daisy... Daisy! Daisy!!! '''DAISY!!!'''"
* Happens in the ''{{Talkartoons}}'' short "The Bum Bandit" when we zoom along the train tracks until we pause at Bimbo armed with pistols.
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