Found footage (film technique)

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Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.wikipedia
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Cloverfield

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The most common use of the technique is in horror films (e.g., Cannibal Holocaust, The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, [REC], Cloverfield), where the footage is purported to be the only surviving record of the events, with the participants now missing or dead.
Cloverfield is a 2008 American found footage monster disaster film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Drew Goddard.

Horror film

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The most common use of the technique is in horror films (e.g., Cannibal Holocaust, The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, [REC], Cloverfield), where the footage is purported to be the only surviving record of the events, with the participants now missing or dead.
Some sub-genres of horror film include low-budget horror, action horror, comedy horror, body horror, disaster horror, found footage, holiday horror, horror drama, psychological horror, science fiction horror, slasher, supernatural horror, gothic horror, natural horror, zombie horror, first-person horror, and teen horror.

Project Almanac

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It has also been used in science-fiction (e.g., Chronicle, Project Almanac, Europa Report), drama (e.g., Zero Day, Exhibit A), comedy (e.g., Project X) and family (e.g., Earth to Echo) films.
Project Almanac is a 2015 American found footage science fiction thriller film directed by Dean Israelite in his directorial debut, and written by Jason Harry Pagan and Andrew Deutschman.

REC (film)

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The most common use of the technique is in horror films (e.g., Cannibal Holocaust, The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, [REC], Cloverfield), where the footage is purported to be the only surviving record of the events, with the participants now missing or dead.
REC (stylized as [•REC]; short for "record") is a 2007 Spanish found footage horror film co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.

Paranormal Activity

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The most common use of the technique is in horror films (e.g., Cannibal Holocaust, The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, [REC], Cloverfield), where the footage is purported to be the only surviving record of the events, with the participants now missing or dead.
The film utilizes found-footage conventions that were mirrored in the later films of the series.

Earth to Echo

It has also been used in science-fiction (e.g., Chronicle, Project Almanac, Europa Report), drama (e.g., Zero Day, Exhibit A), comedy (e.g., Project X) and family (e.g., Earth to Echo) films.
Earth to Echo is a 2014 American found footage science fiction film directed by Dave Green, and produced by Ryan Kavanaugh and Andrew Panay.

Cannibal Holocaust

The most common use of the technique is in horror films (e.g., Cannibal Holocaust, The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, [REC], Cloverfield), where the footage is purported to be the only surviving record of the events, with the participants now missing or dead.
Approximately half of the film consists of the documentary crew's lost footage, the presentation of which innovated the found footage genre that was later popularized in American cinema by The Blair Witch Project.

The Blair Witch Project

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The most common use of the technique is in horror films (e.g., Cannibal Holocaust, The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, [REC], Cloverfield), where the footage is purported to be the only surviving record of the events, with the participants now missing or dead.
The film was widely regarded to have popularized the found-footage technique, later used by similarly successful thriller films such as Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield.

Project X (2012 film)

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It has also been used in science-fiction (e.g., Chronicle, Project Almanac, Europa Report), drama (e.g., Zero Day, Exhibit A), comedy (e.g., Project X) and family (e.g., Earth to Echo) films.
The film is presented as a found footage home video from the perspective of an attendee using a camera to document the night's events.

Europa Report

It has also been used in science-fiction (e.g., Chronicle, Project Almanac, Europa Report), drama (e.g., Zero Day, Exhibit A), comedy (e.g., Project X) and family (e.g., Earth to Echo) films.
A found footage film, it recounts the fictional story of the first crewed mission to Europa, one of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter.

V/H/S

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Reviewing V/H/S for The A.V. Club, Scott Tobia notes that the genre "has since become to the ’00s and ’10s what slasher movies were to the ’80s."
It features a series of found-footage shorts written and directed by Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, and the filmmaking collective Radio Silence.

Grave Encounters 2

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The film magazine Variety has, for example, used the term "faux found-footage film" to describe the 2012 film Grave Encounters 2.
It is shot in found footage style like its predecessor and follows a group of devoted fans who break into the same psychiatric hospital to investigate whether the events of the previous film actually happened, quickly becoming the targets of the hospital's malevolent entities.

The St. Francisville Experiment

The St. Francisville Experiment is a 2000 low-budget found footage horror film directed by Ted Nicolaou.

UFO Abduction (film)

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UFO Abduction is a 1989 found footage/thriller film.

Noroi: The Curse

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Noroi: The Curse is a 2005 Japanese found footage horror film in the form of a documentary.

Ruggero Deodato

It is also cited as a precursor of found footage films such as The Blair Witch Project and The Last Broadcast.

Welcome to the Jungle (2007 film)

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Welcome to the Jungle is a 2007 American found footage horror film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and starring Sandy Gardiner, Callard Harris, Nickolas Richey and Veronica Sywak.

Lance Weiler

In 1997, he teamed up with Stefan Avalos to co-write, direct, produce and star in a horror film, The Last Broadcast]], based on the technique of found footage.

Quarantine (2008 film)

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Quarantine is a 2008 American found-footage horror film directed and co-written by John Erick Dowdle, produced by Sergio Aguero, Doug Davison, and Roy Lee, and co-written by Drew Dowdle, being a remake of the Spanish film REC.

Stefan Avalos

Together with his partner Lance Weiler, he made The Last Broadcast (1997), a horror film based on found footage.

Home Movie (film)

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Home Movie is a 2008 found footage psychological horror film and is the directorial debut of actor Christopher Denham.

Paranormal Activity 2

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Paranormal Activity 2 is a 2010 American found footage supernatural horror film directed by Tod Williams and written by Christopher B. Landon, Michael R. Perry and Tom Pabst.

The Great American Snuff Film

The film is shown in a mix of third-person view and found footage-style.

Lunopolis

The film is presented in found footage style and takes place in the weeks preceding the rumored events of the 2012 prophecies.

Trollhunter

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Trollhunter (Trolljegeren; UK: Troll Hunter; Canada: The Troll Hunter) is a 2010 Norwegian dark fantasy film, made in the form of a "found footage" mockumentary.