Today's Word of the Day is a reference to a cinematic technique used by Hollywood as a substitute for acting ability, directing ability, talent, choreography, skill and/or training inherent in either the actors or the director of an action film.
This technique is easily reproduced by The Common Man via four bungee cords, a camera, and a set of hapless actors.
Each bungee cord has one end tied to the ceiling, and the other tied to the camera. The camera is then pulled until the bungee cords are taut, and the actors are then instructed to engage in a slap fight -- hair-pulling and weeping optional.
As the actors begin flailing about, activate and release the camera, allowing the bungee cords to catapult the camera willy and nilly through -- and around -- the previously mentioned squabble.
Voila! You have now simulated the use of the Bungee-Cam! Affect an accent, crank your nose 60 degrees skywards, practice snootily announcing that anyone who suffers a near-fatal case of mal-de-mer from watching the nausea-inducing random gyrations of your action scenes simply, "Doesn't get 'cutting-edge' art."
Now you, too, can be a multi-million dollar action movie director!
Bungee-Cam -- simulating talent for the last decade!