chapter  8
CINEMATOGRAPHY OF A HORROR FILM
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Lens Distortion – This is a technique where you use the lens of the camera to distort the image for a desired effect. Examples are changing the focal length of the lens or using a special lens, such as a fish eye lens, to distort the visual interpretation of a scene, or using lens flares for a creative effect. The push-in and zoom-out effect pioneered in JAWS (1975) is a great example of lens/space distortion in a horror film.