handheld shot


handheld shot
  a shot taken with a handheld camera or deliberately made to appear unstable, shaky or wobbly; often used to suggest either documentary footage, 'realism,' news reporting, cinema verite, or amateur cinematography; contrast with Steadicam
  Frequently exaggerated and currently overused, such as in The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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