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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrielle View Post
    but the movement is much different when there's a brain sitting behind the eyes interpretting the data than when there's just a camera swinging around.
    true! whenever you move your eyes or rotate your head around (with your own muscles), your brain "accounts" for it by suspending/suppressing certain neural pathways. If you move your eyes around naturally to inspect the environment, there's no disorientation, but if you poke your eye from the side gently, and move it in and out rapidly enough, you will get disoriented or dizzy because its an "unnatural" movement of visual stimulii that the brain isn't "ready" for. It's the same damn thing with a shaky camera - real people might "move" like that from the camera's POV, but that's not what they experience. It's just a bunch of bullshit that some Hollywood morons who know nothing about human perception or neurophysiology think is "cool and real"

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    Movies are about stylizing. If they mimicked real life 100%, no one would go see them. The trick is for something to have a ring of truth without actually being true at all, and in the right situation, the shaky cam accomplishes that. I don't think neurophysiology is really anything they need to study up on. I can't imagine anyone coming out of an action movie about a giant lizard and criticizing it on the basis of these concerns. It's like criticizing Road Runner cartoons because he gains traction by churning his legs with his feet off the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    It's like criticizing Road Runner cartoons because he gains traction by churning his legs with his feet off the ground.


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    Shaky camera? In moderation I see nothing wrong with it. Earthquakes, explosions and whatever else do rattle the landscape.

    But... blurred movement? C'mon, that looks stupid.
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    I hate it. I can't see what's happening. If they're going to do that, I'd rather just see a blank screen that says "Tons of action!" until we go back to better scene.

    A little bit works for action scenes. But sometimes the whole scene is like, whaaaat? I want to know who died and how, so I have to go back and watch it in slow motion.
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    It's good sometimes (Saving Private Ryan) but detrimental in other films(The Bourne trilogy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I can't imagine anyone coming out of an action movie about a giant lizard and criticizing it on the basis of these concerns. It's like criticizing Road Runner cartoons because he gains traction by churning his legs with his feet off the ground.
    but im not cirticizing a cartoon, im criticizing "real" action/adventure movie scenes that are supposed to replicate real world happenings, not a cartoon's inattention to frictional forces :P

    They need to get the physics right in a fight scene for me, too, or else it bugs the shit out of me. Like in Crouching Tiger, floating on top of trees? that pissed me off just as much. At least I'm consistent :P


    And yes, for some reason, Saving privte Ryan pulled it off right. it didn't disorient or make you dizzy. I bet Speilberg studied perception~

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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    Like in Crouching Tiger, floating on top of trees?
    Lol, that was a fantasy movie, not meant to mimic real life. Perhaps you should just stick to nature shows on Discovery. (but even then, the use of time lapse photography is deceitful...)

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    Nah, i'll just stick to intelligent movie producers like Speilberg and Frank Miller that make works that are plausible in real life - you go off into fantasy land now, little girl!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    Nah, i'll just stick to intelligent movie producers like Speilberg and Frank Miller - you go off into fantasy land now, little girl!!
    Man, I wish I owned you for a day and could tie you down Clockwork Orange style and force you to watch an intelligent director/producer/cinematographer...


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