Thursday, April 21, 2016

R is for Reaction Shot

It's April and that means the A to Z Blogging Challenge! This year my theme is film terms.

A reaction shot is a quick shot that records a character's or group's response to another character or some on-screen action or event. It is often accompanied with a point of view (POV) shot. Reaction shots are usually cutaways.

The Birds (1963)


  1. It's also where some of the most lousy acting occurs. lol

  2. Classic reaction shots from a classic movie. Cool stuff! :)

    1. It's one of my favorite Hitchcock films. That scene is pretty awesome.

  3. I plan to watch The Birds someday so I didn't click on the clip just in case there are spoilers.

    I see a lot of reaction shots in horror/suspense movies when people are gasping or screaming.

  4. Cynthia, you will enjoy The Birds. The Master of Suspense. Pretty amazing effects with birds years before CGI effects.