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FILMMAKING TERMS


Term: Omniscient Camera

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A concept in which the camera (as the visual narrator) has an omniscient point of view and thus “knows” (and sees) everything occurring in a story, including character thoughts, as well as all actions, places, conversations and events. An omniscient camera often “anticipates” what is going to happen by making changes in camera distance, camera angle, camera movement or focus adjustment. The omniscient point of view stands in contrast to the subjective point of view. 

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