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

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Truck

If you need to push the camera into the set or in toward a subject being recorded, then you are “trucking in.” If you need to pull the camera out away from the set or the subject being recorded, then you are “trucking out.”These movements may also be referred to as tracking in and tracking out. This type of dolly move usually entails that the dolly and the camera are pointing in the same direction. The one axis glides deep into the set or out of the set in a straight line.

When done slowly, you achieve a barely noticeable change in shot type: a long shot becomes a medium shot and a medium shot ends as a close-up. This is a way to alter framing or shot type without having to perform a cut during the edit process. You basically alter the ...

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