Camera angles and movementsPresentation Transcript
Camera angles and movements.
All films have specially picked cameramovements or angles to create the best and right mood for the audience.
Tracking shot This is where the camera is usually mounted on a cart with wheels called a dolly which allows a smooth long shot to be filmed. It can be used to show parallel action to what is in the film like a running race, the dolly will go along with the runner and will always be filming him or her. Another popular way it is used is when following someone walking and the camera is focused on their feet, this lets the audience feel they are keeping up with the pace and the action.
Tracking can also be used by someone holdingthe camera in hand. They can then track forwardwhich draws the watcher in to the film and givesa suspense feel to the mood.Tracking backwards when the camera is pullingaway from the action usually suggests that thefilm is going to cut to the next scene and drawsthe audience out.
Tilt shot Tilt shot is usually filmed on a tripod and the is similar to a pan shot but the camera only moves vertically not horizontally. Tilt shots are often used to show vertical significance i.e. height or power.
Arc shotThis is a semi-circular movement around andobject or a person.It increases the tension as the camera is alwaysmoving and your back turned on main charactersor objects.There is a 180 degreerule in this shot andit is very effectivewhen there is adiscussion at a tableor a fight.
Crane shot This is a shot usually taken from above the actor or object on a crane or jib like a type of birds eye view. They are commonly used to end films. There are two types of crane shots one is rise up, where the camera starts on the subject and rises away vertically from it and the other is fall down where the camera moves vertically downward.
Panning shot A panning shot is a movement from left to right and is usually a point of view shot. The camera only moves horizontally. The effect is sometimes enhanced by adding there effects like zooming in or out on the subject. This puts emphasis on the subject.