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Irmin Roberts' Camera Lens
IrminRoberts

Origin

Irmin Roberts/Vertigo

Type

Camera Lens

Effects

Extreme fear of heights

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Looking through it

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Phobia-286F

Aisle

330865-2198

Shelf

462528-2236-104

Date of Collection

May 29, 1966

[Source]


OriginEdit

Irmin Roberts was a special effects artist and camera operator who created the dolly zoom effect. In it, the camera focus zooms in on the subject while it is physically dollied (moved) away. This technique is commonly used to create a sense of falling away from reality or coming to a realization. Roberts most famously used this effect in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

EffectsEdit

Used during the filming of Hitchcock's film Vertigo, looking through it at someone and twisting it causes them to experience extreme acrophobia.

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