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Shooting a scene by moving around and around the action with a handheld camera, usually combined with Jittercam. Called Dizzy Cam because the spinning motion can impart dizziness to the viewer. This technique is used to express the world spinning out of control.

See also Orbital Shot.

Examples of Dizzy Cam include:


  • The Blair Witch Project.
  • Used to the point of causing motion-sickness in Cloverfield.
  • This trick was very popular in the Bourne films, most notably the The Bourne Ultimatum.
  • The first two Transformers films. The camera spins around noticeably less in Dark of the Moon.
  • The Hunger Games uses this liberally to obscure the fact that children as young as 12 are killing each other, in order to keep its PG-13 rating.

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