Video Shooting Basics
Candace Lee Egan

Camera Moves
A companion book to this site is Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know. The page numbers noted below refer to this book.

Description: Shows what's to the left or right of the screen. Pg. 2.
Purposes: Reveal setting, sweep across subject wider than screen, show relationship between two subjects.
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Description: Shows what's above or below the screen. Pg. 3.
Purposes: Reveal parts of vertical subject, useful for showing tall objects, show relationship between parts of a subject, can add suspense or surprise.
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Description: Camera physically moves to left or right around subject.
Purposes: Reveal another side of subject, add dimension, show physical relationship between objects or subjects.

Description: Camera physically moves toward or away from subject. Pg. 4.
Purposes: Change focus of attention from broad view to detail of subject or vice versa. Provides sense of physically moving closer or farther from subject.

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