The word “motion” is the first word in “motion picture industry”, and camera movement is an essential part of its visual language. I can feel how some of you roll your eyes in exasperation: “Should we really talk about pans and zooms yet again?” Well, why not? The central idea here is not how you move your camera, but why, and what effect it creates on the audience. Revisiting the basics is a perfect opportunity to unleash your storytelling and visual superpowers by looking at camera motion in a thoughtful way.
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