This episode starts with an extreme close-up camera shot of an eye. The eye opens. It’s green and it is instantly alert. Our “frame” is limited by the close-up frame, but we see enough to know something is not right.
We now see through the man’s eyes or point-of-view. We’re looking up at tall bamboo stalks. The distortion of the stalks rising so high, and swaying against the blue sky creates a sense of instability for the viewer, helping us connect to the confusion of the man. It also creates a sense of helplessness, making it seem as if the person seeing those overly tall plants is small and insignificant. This is foreshadowing for the upcoming conflict of man VS nature.