MonkeyCam Definition

MonkeyCam (mngk-km)

NOUN:
pl. mon·key·cams

  1. A video or cinematographic technique involving strapping a camera on the back of a monkey and allowing it to run around the studio or set. Originally a fixture on Saturday Night Live’s Waynes World skits.

  2. Slang A video or cinematographic technique that simulates strapping a camera on the back of a monkey and allowing it to run around a studio or set. Usually a combination of handheld camera technique and tracking questionably bereft of steadicam devices or image stabilization.

VERB:
mon·key·camming

ETYMOLOGY:
Origin unknown

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