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Term: Subjective Camera

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A camera that involves the viewers directly in the action, thus letting them participate more strongly in the atmosphere of a shot. A subjective camera is typically positioned near the characters so that the viewer can easily witness their perception, feelings or state of mind. In keeping with this, the camera performs a lot of movements, such as panning or tilting to simulate the eye of a directly involved person. The most subjective viewpoint a camera can have is the point-of-view shot. The opposite of this is the objective camera. 

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