Guerrilla Filmmaking 101: Camera Dolly, Behind and Front

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Two Riddles Project, camera dolly behind and front

The Camera Dolly, may have variations following its subject or leading them.   When the camera trails the subjects, the audience has a view where they are going as if they were an uncounted member of the group.   Sometimes, we want to capture the reactions by leading them.  Instead of seeing where they are going, we see where they have been.   A slight, subtle, but effective differences between the two.

As seen in: The Two Riddles Project
In two different takes, Tim Dorbeshe leads his new tenant, June Riddle, through the labyrinth of the basement. The camera follows the characters in one cut while leads them in another. In collaboration with closeups and other cuts a trip through a cellar seems to take forever when in fact it was only a few short steps.

Guerrilla filmmaking 101 is a series a posts covering the basics in a quick-footed production.  Every director carries his or her own filmmaking philosophy.

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