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Grammar of the Shot, 2nd Edition by Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

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Camera in Motion

If having your talent move within a static frame puts energy into your shot, then imagine what will happen once you start moving the camera while recording your images. Since the camera becomes the view point of privilege for your audience, a moving camera will really take them on a ride. Gauging just the right kind and amount of movement is one of your creative and technical decisions—too little could be just distracting and too much could be plain confusing. In order to Figure this out, it would be helpful if we explored the many ways in which the camera can move.

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