Film makers, what is going on?
Please tell a simple viewer, why you don't use tripods or steady-cams anymore?
Why wreck perfectly good scenes with shakey camera work. Krikey, I wanted to vom watching The Victim (BBC). I was a victim of motion sickness. That, and most stuff, is really expensive and well done, so it can't just be, there was no budget for something to hold the cam. It has got to be on purpose. What is the point?
Maybe this bollocks effect is some kind of post-prod software trick? Or do you really shake the camera like you've had a few pints and really have to pee? Is it done for the age of streaming, to overwork the compression algos and ratchet up the file size? Do people pay by the MB? If so, that would make sense. Is it to keep the picture moving and twitching to hold the attention of the lizard-brain, like animated GIFs keep cats (especially if they are drunk) batting at the screen, or a laser pointer. Same as we we shake rattles at babies to distract them.
Does anyone actually like this effect? It must be intentional. Please tell me what the rationale is.