Guerrilla Filmmaking 101: Camera Dolly, Reveal in Foreground

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The Camera Dolly, Reveal in Foreground is a technique introducing a new subject, generally from the left or right edge as the camera travels horizontally as the new subject is introduced in the foreground.  The subtle focus from one to other is helped by the separation of depth.

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Guerrilla Filmmaking 101: Camera Dolly

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Camera Dolly,

is a moving camera technique, usually horizontally, but pointing in the same direction. Though there are many varieties, it is most commonly seen following a subject kept consistently in frame.  The general rule is leaving 2/3 camera space in front of the talent to give the viewer a feeling the subject is moving. Otherwise, a character too close to the edge they are facing will disorient the audience where he or she is going unless there is an intent to portray the character as confused as well.

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Guerrilla Filmmaking 101: Camera Tilt

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Camera Tilt is a technique where the camera moves along the vertical axis from a fixed position.  It can be used to follow an object (like a character up or down stairs), or capture a large object not visible in its entirety in a single frame. In some cases, it can be used to slowly reveal an element of the story.

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