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POV ok. What is optical POV?


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#1 Sridhar Kumar

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 02:31 PM

I know what POV is but I don't know what optical POV is.

 

In one of the book I am reading, it analyzes Alfred Hitchcock's movie Shadow of a Doubt.

 

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"Throughout the film, Hitchcock uses optical point of view, often allowing the audience to share Young Charlie’s vantage point."

 

Is optical POV the same as POV or slightly different?


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 02:38 PM

No, same thing.  Seems redundant to say "optical" point of view (isn't all vision optical?) unless as a means of saying that the shot is a literal point of view and not from some sort of emotional perspective.


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 05:44 PM

Thank you.


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