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Cinematography: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition by Blain Brown

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Figure 15.1. (previous page) A motion control rig in a difficult location. (Courtesy Mark Roberts Motion Control).

camera movement

CAMERA MOVEMENT IN FILMMAKING

Along with sequential editing, the ability to move the camera is the most fundamental aspect that distinguishes film and video from photography, painting, and other visual arts. As we have seen, moving the camera is much more than just going from one framing to another. The movement itself, the style, the trajectory, the pacing, and the timing in relation to the action all contribute to the mood and feel of the shot. They add a subtext and an emotional content independent of the ...

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