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Understanding Camera Techniques – Moving Camera

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a. pan shot (horizontal movement of a camera) (left to right/right to left)

b. tilt shot (vertical movement of a camera) (up and down)

c. crane shot (camera is on a large crane) (up-down/in-out//sweeping)

d. tracking shot/dolly shot (camera is placed on a wheeled platform with rails) -does change the visual perspective (the way objects appear to the eye)

e. zoom shot (using a zoom lens to move closer or further away from a subject) – does not change the visual perspective (the way objects appear to the eye)

f. hand held shot (the camera is held by the operator as he walks or runs with the action)

g. steadicam shot (camera is mounted on a stabilizing arm for smooth movement)

h. dolly in and zoom out (used to keep a foreground object stationary while the background moves away from the object)

i. dolly out and zoom in (used to keep a foreground object stationary while the background moves toward the object)

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  • Shahrear Alam October 14, 2008, 11:52 AM

    Very very thanks for this smart tips… Thanks…