This post contains spoilers! Hurry up and finish Season One of HBO’s Westworld before reading if you haven’t done so already.
If you obsessively watched Westworld Season One over the past couple months, you might have caught onto some of their tricks. For instance, the multiple timelines, whether or not certain people are “real,” and when characters are acting under their own free will.
That last one, as it turns out, is particularly hard to suss out at times. Was Maeve told to stay? Was Dolores ever actually cognitive of her past?
One subtle, but remarkable way that the directors highlighted particularly telling scenes was with a handheld filming technique. Here are the details on how they used it, why, and ways you can leverage it for yourself.