End of Chapter Five Review
- Blocking plans out the movement of your talent around the set.
- A handheld camera should serve a narrative purpose. Beware of shaky cam syndrome and Questionable focus.
- Horizontal pans and vertical tilts should ideally begin with a static start frame, move smoothly through the camera motion, and finish on a well-composed static end frame.
- The tripod is the best way to secure smooth, level, stable shots that will cut together.
- A wheeled dolly, whether on tracks or just the floor, helps achieve smooth gliding camera shots in either crab mode or trucking mode.
- The Steadicam device combines the best qualities of smooth dolly work with the ease of movement of handheld photography.
- Cranes, booms, and jib arms help you get ...