Stop Shaky Cam!

Join Timmy in an effort to abolish the use of Shaky Cam in Movies, TV Shows and Videos.
Help Timmy Stop Shaky Cam!
Shaky Cam makes me sick! Why do Movies, TV shows and Videos need to shake and spin? They take a perfectly good show and then shake it all up while you are trying to watch it. Some argue that it has its place and shows creativity. They say it adds realism. I just say it makes me sick!


I have had to stop watching some really good shows just because the producers decided to make me nauseous. It isn’t fair that they do this to the picture. Maybe if the people who decide to do the Shaky Cam on a show knew that they were actually loosing viewers because of it, they may reconsider. After all, I am sure nobody would walk out of a show just because it didn’t shake.

I put this site together to give people like me who are sick and tired of the Shaky Cam technique a place to be heard. Please join me in voicing your opinion. Leave me a comment.

 Timmy's Sick List

  • Batman Begins
  • Bloodrayne 2
  • Bloody Sunday
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Cavite
  • Children of Men
  • Cloverfield
  • Deja Vu
  • Diary of the Dead
  • District 9
  • Domino
  • Felon
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Gamer
  • Hancock
  • Iron Man
  • Man on Fire
  • Never Back Down
  • Outlaw
  • Poor Boy's Game
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Quarentine
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • REC
  • Serenity
  • Terminator: Salvation
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Bourne Supremecy
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Counterfeiters
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Kingdom
  • The Last Broadcast
  • The Last Exorcism
  • The Line
  • The Path to 9/11
  • The Rundown
  • The Signal
  • Transformers
  • United 93

  • 24
  • 30 Rock
  • Arrested Development
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Fear
  • Firefly
  • Friday Night Lights
  • MI-5
  • Modern Family
  • NYPD Blue
  • Saving Grace
  • The Closer
  • The Office
  • The Shield
  • Traffic Light
Definition of Shaky Cam

From Wikipedia:

Shaky camera, shaky cam, handheld camera or free camera is a cinematographic technique where stable-image techniques are dispensed with on purpose. The camera is handheld, or given the appearance of being handheld, and shots are limited to what one photographer could have accomplished with one camera. Shaky cam gives a film sequence an ad-hoc, electronic news-gathering, or documentary film feel. It suggests unprepared, unrehearsed filming of reality, and can provide a sense of dynamics, immersion, instability or nervousness. The technique can be used to give a pseudo-documentary cinéma vérité appearance to a film.

Too much shaky camera motion can make the viewer feel dizzy or sick.