Film Camp Week #1
This week’s genre was suspense/horror. We discussed how suspense is developed through the camera – specifically camera angles and movement (or lack of) and the use of in-camera effects such as the Dolly Zoom.
The Dolly Zoom is nearly impossible to manage without a dolly and yet these filmmakers managed to shoot it on an angle across a forest floor!
This film starts with an objective static shot (which could be the POV of a security camera) and then relies on a gritty hand-held perspective as the story moves towards the conclusion in the basement of the barn.