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Similar to Mouth Cam, it's a framing device (curved at top and bottom) that looks like the camera is behind two big eyelids that open and close. It's usually used for comic effect. The point-of-view character may be just waking up at the beginning of a scene, and between blinks they may see slightly different situations developing.

Compare Binocular Shot.

Examples of Eye Cam include:

Comic Books

  • Used in one issue of The Spirit to show the action through another character's eyes - literally. In addition to an eyelid-shaped view, you can see his eyelashes on top.


Video Games

  • Used to dramatic effect in both Bioshock games, after the main character in each has been knocked unconscious and is coming to.
  • Used at the end of Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood, when Guybrush slowly opens his eyes and sees a close-up of Elaine's hand on both his normal hand and his Hook Hand, then moves to a blurry vision of LeChuck walking to the Wind Control Device to absorb the voodoo powers from La Esponja Grande, then turns back to focus on her head and face, as our hero discovers for certain that he is about to die from his fatal stab wounds.

Western Animation

  • Used a few times on "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" from the point of view of Applejack, Rarity and Rainbow Dash respectively. Used with the the first two characters when regaining consciousness from fainting and the latter when she's waking up from an accident.
  • A Goofy Movie: Occurs when Max is recovering from the news that Dad's dragging him on a vacation.
  • The Simpsons had one when one of the main characters was passing out. Instead of just normally losing conciousness, they began to argue with their brain about letting them pass out at such a dire time.


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