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Hello Roger and fellow forum members,

I was wondering if any of you would mind sharing your thoughts regarding how an OTS or single MS differ in terms of their impact on an audience?

I have been rewatching the gas station scene in "No Country for Old Men" -» - and I've been trying to figure out how my response to the scene would change if the OTS were not OTS, and if the singles were not singles, but I haven't really been able to put my finger on it.

My thoughts so far have been that an OTS has a tendency to put the audience closer to what the character. whose shoulder we are looking over, is experiencing, but I have also had moments where I felt as though an OTS gave me more of an objective feeling - as though I was listening in on a conversation I was not supposed to hear.

I also think the distance from the eye line also plays into how subjective or objective a single or OTS feels.

In either case, I was mostly wondering if you, Roger, or anyone else, would share their thoughts on this matter.

Thank you for your time and for this wonderful forum.


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