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Character Development and Storytelling for Games, Second Edition by Lee Sheldon

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PERSPECTIVE (FIRST PERSON VS. THIRD PERSON)

From perception, it is a natural transition to point of view, or POV. We talked about using POV when writing a screenplay to mean the camera is seeing a scene through a character’s eyes. This perspective is also called first person in literature, one of three major perspectives from which a story is told. The other two perspectives are second person and third person. There are even subvariations of these, such as first-person narrator, first-person reporter, limited omniscient, objective, and so on, but these are not applicable in visual media.

Most shots in movies are in third person with only occasional POV shots to draw attention to a particular feature of a scene or to heighten suspense. One of ...

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