I was thinking about all of the discussions we had in class last Tuesday…the main point that stuck out to me was that there are a very limited amount of female first person perspectives in movies and in games (except the game we discussed in class). Naturally, I set out to find such an example. However, either this perspective doesn’t really exist, or I just have a limited range of movie and game knowledge.
So then I began to think about all of the strange perspectives I have experienced with movies, and I thought of Cloverfield. I’m not sure which category this perspective falls under because the idea is that the film is shot from a hand held video camera. Therefore, the characters interact with the camera as if it is another character and sometimes the camera goes back on the person filming. Personally, although I found this technique to be interesting, I did not particularly enjoy the unsteadiness throughout the film. If you have not seen the film, I posted a link to the trailer below. It shows a glimpse of the style of Cloverfield…Enjoy!