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Downton Abbey-Why the handheld camera?,
This review is from: Downton Abbey - Series 4 [DVD]  (DVD)
What a classy well written, well acted show this but why the dreadful use of hand-held camera in so many sequences.....it's dated and boring and so out of place for a show like this.
Have never been able to sit thru an entire episode because of this.
Honestly....DP's, Directors, Producers of this show......why don't you all go out and buy 64 inch monitors
and see how horrible and distracting this technique is.
Get over it.....learn how to use a bloody dolly. Hand-held camera is cheap lazy shooting and adds nothing by way
of "feel" to anything other than a home-movie shot by somebody's Mum.
David Williamson-Camera Operator-Australia.