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The Art and Technique of Matchmoving by Erica Hornung

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9

REAL-LIFE SHOT: HANDHELD CAMERA

Let's look at a real-life, crazy handheld shot. This one has our camera operator walking backward on a residential sidewalk, following our pal as he walks by.

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Figure 9-1, 9-2 The first and last frames of our new shot. That's a lot of motion blur – and a really dramatic change in lighting!

On closer inspection, you can tell that he's most likely holding the camera on his shoulder (because the lens is level with our actor's face), and it's pretty shaky – no steadying methods were used in this shot. So right off ...

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