countershot


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countershot

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(Film) films a sequence of frames seen from the perspective of the subject of the previous shot
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Noun1.countershot - a return shot; a retaliatory shot
shooting, shot - the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
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However, the camera does not cut to a countershot from Alvaro's point of view: this does not happen until Alex feels watched, emphasizing again Alex's perspective and focalization in the film (despite the frequent POV shots from Alvaro's onlooker position).
Though the necessity of a shot/ countershot format makes certain scenes static, the personalities prevent these moments from feeling circumscribed, and Ramos takes her camera into the jail and the favelas to expand the visuals.
His breakthrough, The Boys from Fengkuei (1983), includes a characteristically understated sequence that commingles past and present, layering space and time by introducing the protagonist's reminiscence within a continuous panning movement and closing it with a countershot from the present.
This fluctuation will continue in carefully deliberated ways throughout the piece, heightening the cinematic devices of shot and countershot, our identification with the characters and our voyeurist viewing of them, to engage us in a game of construction and interpretation in which we are constantly piecing together the environment of the video and where and who we are in it.