"Shaky Cam" ACTUALLY causes nausea, motion sickness. Who knew? LOTS OF PEOPLE DID!

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  1. Overmind One

    Overmind One GateFans Gatemaster Staff Member

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    Well, whaddaya know....shaky cam DOES cause people to get sick! Physically sick.

    Cloverfield Sickness:

    http://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20080122/whats-behind-cloverfield-illness#1

    District 9 Sickness

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    Whose bright idea was it to film stuff in the "shaky cam" technique? If you film something with your cellphone or camera, YES it will appear to be shaky on playback. But not that much! Watching Blair Witch or Cloverfield made thousands of viewers physically ill with motion sickness and nausea.

    I did not know this!
     
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  2. Joelist

    Joelist I'm showing this for a reason! Staff Member

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    Doesn't surprise me. To me however the issue is that it makes the picture blurry right when I am trying to focus in on things.
     
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  3. Overmind One

    Overmind One GateFans Gatemaster Staff Member

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    Yep, that is part of the effect and stress too. Anyone who has experienced migraines can relate to that blurry to focus to blurry thing. :(. That, and also the nauseous feeling of movement and light. Add loud noise to that and you have a really bad waking nightmare.
     
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