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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Close Shots

As you take closer and closer shots of a subject, camerawork becomes increasingly critical. The technique you use to get these shots will affect the sort of problems you are likely to have.

Regular problems

•  We saw earlier, how a close wide-angle lens can appear to distort a subject as it exaggerates its depth and modeling. There is also the danger that the close camera’s shadow will fall onto the subject.

•  Use a narrow-angle lens further away, and these problems will disappear. Instead, you may find that you are now limited by the lens’s minimum focused distance (MFD). Here you find that you have come to the end of the focus control’s adjustment, yet still cannot sharply focus the image. The only solution is to move the subject ...

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