Tag Archive - Moving Shots

Get Your Camera Moving—Zooming In

Camera shots in motion are dynamic and fluid. They can follow the action with the velocity of a train or move as slow as a turtle, pulling back to reveal something shocking. Moving shots mimic the way our eyes follow what’s happening, and are the most powerful way writers can lead a reader to notice the things she wants noticed. The right choice of a moving shot will effect pacing and tension, and with the right moving shots, the high moment of a scene will be supercharged with power. Continue Reading…

String Shots Together to Make Dynamic Scenes

We’re taking a look at how movies are filmed. If you haven’t noticed, movies are made up of a string of shot sequences—don’t confuse these with whole scenes. In creating a shot sequence, the aim of using a camera is to imitate the way the human mind uses the eyes. Our minds will not let our eyes stay fixed on any one subject for more than four or five seconds. Our eyes are constantly moving and focusing on different subjects. Continue Reading…

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