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Term: Gaze Shot

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A shot showing a character staring at something or someone that is typically outside of the frame (offscreen). Gaze shots are often used in combination with a following point-of-view shot, which has the effect of putting the viewer into the position of a character for a short moment: i.e., we see a character suddenly looking up into the sky (gaze shot), and then after a cut, the next shot (point-of-view shot) shows a passing aircraft.

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