The Surreal 360 Kiss

What does it look like?

It’s a shot that slowly circles around two characters kissing.

How’s it done?

It’s done by using a dolly or steadicam rig and a long lens.

When should I use it?

This shot should not be used on just any kiss. It’s that “special” kiss or embrace where you should prolong the moment for the audience. It’s often seen at the end of the film and is always a happy moment.

Serendipity (2001)

Synopsis: Though strangers Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale) and Jonathan Trager (John Cusack) are already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter—but they soon part company. Years later, they yearn to reunite despite being destined for the altar.

Featured Scene: At the end ...

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