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Inspiration: First person point of view from 74 films

Photograph of vintage handheld video cameras.

The talented London, UK journalist, screenwriter, and filmmaker Leigh Singer made an amazing video essay that splices together POV shot sequences from 74 films to show creative use of first-person cinematography in film from 1931 through 2014.

This video handily serves as a source for quick reference and inspiration on the variety of ways you can immerse your audience and promote understanding of the state of mind or experience of characters in your story.

To learn more about this video, check out Leigh Singer’s article over at

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