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by Philana Payton

Shireen watches Atafeh and her family sing together in their backyard. Shireen's parents were professors and had been killed during the revolution so she lives with her aunt and uncle now. The subjective shot is a powerful storytelling tool. Without dialog, the audience understands she is watching something that she wishes she still had - just by her look.

Circumstance - subjective shot.

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An example of a subjective shot used in the film Circumstance. Note the use of blurred foreground elements in the frame.

from Circumstance (2011)
Creator: Maryam Keshavarz
Posted by Philana Payton