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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Moving the Camera During a Shot

Along with techniques such as a 24 fps frame rate and a grainy look, intentional camera moves during a shot is another way to achieve a film look.

You can spend a lot of money on gear to help you do camera movement, but guerilla filmmakers know there are several low-cost alternatives. Here's a list of things you can do on the set to move the camera and make shots more interesting. The options range from simple and inexpensive to complex, requiring special gear and considerable advance planning.

Ideally, you've already provided for camera moves in your shot plan, but if you pick a technique that doesn't require a lot of gear, you can improvise on the set.

Here are some of your options:

  • Camera lens and tripod mount ...

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