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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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.
Certain common elements of "reality television" are of interest here: the emphasis on shot/ countershot; invisible editing; the necessity of "character" backstories; use of handheld camera.
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.