Chapter SixDynamic Shots: Subjects and Camera in Motion



The Illusion of Movement on a Screen

Slow Motion and Fast Motion

Subjects in Motion: Talent Blocking

Handheld Camera

Pans and Tilts

Dolly Moves and More

We have been talking about basic guidelines for creating motion media imagery, but we have not really discussed the motion part yet. Presenting the illusion of moving objects on a screen has been the main attraction of movies and television since they were first introduced. Beyond still photography and live theater, motion imagery (film, video, 3D computer animations, etc.) has been able to successfully engage audiences and show them virtually any information or entertainment that can be imagined.

In this chapter, we ...

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