What does it look like?
It’s a shot that shows the POV of a killer and/or monster watching its prey. It’s also common to see a hand appear in the foreground or even a POV behind a mask.
How’s it done?
This shot is done on set and using the handheld camera technique.
When should I use it?
It’s best to use this shot in moments where you want the audience to be in the shoes of the killer or creature as it stalks its prey.
Friday The 13th (1980)
Synopsis: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child’s drowning.
Featured Scene: When the kids take a dip in the lake we see someone is watching in the woods.