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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 4th Edition by Videomaker

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32Make Your Move

 

Michael Hammond

 

 

 

 

Unlike our counterparts in still photography, those of us shooting video have a wonderful advantage—motion. With some imagination, a steady hand and a good tripod, you can take your viewers on a great visual ride. Let’s review a few creative moves that you can all use to add interest in your videos. Keep these in mind as you plan your next project and work them in where they seem to fit.

Movin’ on Up: The Pedestal

The pedestal move is a great way to add some vertical action to a scene. It allows you to create some anticipation with a viewer, to add a greater sense of height and importance to a subject and to link more than one subject in a single shot.

A pedestal move involves moving the entire camera ...

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