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A group of characters want to discuss something privately amongst themselves, so they form a huddle; the camera POV switches, looking directly upward at the characters' heads and torsos as they talk. This is incredibly common in sports movies, where it appears during "the strategic discussion during halftime". (And in (American) Football movies, it appears even more frequently).

This is also seen when a character is in bed, thrown onto his back, or in some other kind of upward-looking position; in this case, it's a POV Cam. It occurs frequently after a character has blacked out, leading to a suitable freak-out when he wakes up and sees loads of people staring down at him.

Examples of Huddle Shot include:

Anime

  • Katekyo Hitman Reborn has this every now and then, most often before big battles. Normally, everyone except Ryouhei and Yamamoto are less than eager to do it, and tend to find it incredibly embarrassing.
  • Somewhat used (but very dramatic) in the second match again the White Knights in Eyeshield 21. There's literally one second on the clock, and offense is just then switching to Devil Bats. An exhausted Monta catches the ball, and Hiruma calls for a huddle with himself, Monta, Taki, and Sena so that when they break, the White Knights won't know who has the ball.
  • The title screen of Strike Witches 2.
  • The opening to the original Getter Robo starts out with Ryouma, Hayato and Musashi in a huddle.
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure has one of this during an episode where they had to play volleyball.
  • In Episode 8 of the Little Lulu anime, Tubby, Wilbur, and Iggy did this in Lulu's presence, when she interrupted their lunch time.


Comic Books

  • Two cover of The Boys feature this pose, the first issue was of the main cast, and another issue had the original boys.
    • In Butcher's origin, there is one of a group of criminals, standing over Butcher after they'd given him a kicking after he attacked them without provocation.

Film

Live Action TV

  • The signature image from House has the main cast (from the first several seasons) huddled around presumably the point of view of the patient.
  • The MASH opening has two individual "huddle shots": one of Hawkeye and one of BJ. They're the only ones in the shots though, so it might not count. There was one ep where it was shot from the patient's POV, there was a huddle or two in that one.
  • Eight Is Enough did it in the opening credits sequence, as the family plays touch football.
  • That 70s Show had some of these in its "Stoner-wipes".

Music

Western Animation

Other

  • The American Beer-Drinking Team engage in a huddle shot just before taking on their hated nemeses, the Germans.
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