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    Week 3 camera movements Week 3 camera movements Presentation Transcript

    • Camera Movements Definitions & Meaning
    • Pan
      • DEFINITION:
      • The horizontal movement of a camera from left to right or vice versa, where the camera base is static
      • DRAMATIC MEANING:
      • New information is revealed. It could be about the parameters of a location, an important clue, or a hidden character
    • Pan Example: Traffic
    • Tilt
      • DEFINITION:
      • A camera movement in which the base remains stationary, but the head of the camera moves up and down
      • DRAMATIC MEANING:
      • Used as a reveal to- sizing up a building or another character
    • Tilt Example: Raging Bull
    • Tracking Shot
      • DEFINITION:
      • A camera movement where the camera follows the action on rails or tracks
      • DRAMATIC MEANING:
      • Often used to follow action
    • Tracking Shot Example
    • Dolly
      • DEFINITION:
      • A platform on wheels, on which a camera can be placed in order to allow more freedom of movement during filming. Not restricted to simple rectilinear movements
      • DRAMATIC MEANING:
      • Used to follow action
    • Dolly Example
    • Crane
      • DEFINITION:
      • The camera is placed on an arm and allows it to be lifted into the air, often for high-angle shots
      • DRAMATIC MEANING:
      • Can be used to reveal secrets and pertinent events
    • Crane Example: The Player
    • Steadicam
      • DEFINITION:
      • Has the freedom of a handheld shot but its stabilisation device smoothes out the bumpiness of the handheld shot
      • DRAMATIC MEANING:
      • Can be used for point-of-view shots, but also used to suggest dreams and fantasies
    • Steadicam Example: Russian Ark
    • Handheld
      • DEFINITION:
      • The camera is literally handheld by the camera operator. Often bumpy/jerky
      • DRAMATIC MEANING:
      • Often used to suggest instability
    • Handheld Example: The Blair Witch Project
    • Zoom
      • DEFINITION:
      • A single shot which moves towards a particular subject
      • DRAMATIC MEANING:
      • When done very quickly it can displace the audience, but it can also be used to concentrate the viewers’ gaze on something specific
    • Zoom Example
    • Reverse Zoom
      • DEFINITION:
      • A single shot which moves away from a particular subject
      • DRAMATIC MEANING:
      • When done very quickly it can displace the audience, but it can also be used to show the wider picture or context of an image
    • Reverse Zoom Example: Vertigo