Mindscreen is a subjective shot or scene. It aims to show the viewer what a character is thinking or dreaming about. For this reason, the latter variant is often referred to as a dream scene or dream sequence. The advantage of the mindscreen is that it allows the viewer to adopt the perspective of a character in the film, which is obviously not the same as their own visual point-of-view.
Usually, a mindscreen is clearly marked with various stylistic devices such as:
- Use of different color schemes or black-and-white appearance
- Use of background music or sound effects