subjective point-of-view (POV)

Subjective point-of-view, or POV, is a film in which the narrator has a limited point-of-view regarding the characters, events, action, places, thoughts, conversations, etc.. A subjective camera is a style of filming that allows the viewer to look at events from the POV of either a character or the author, when the camera position is close to the line of sight of the character. Contrast to "omniscient point-of-view."