Guerrilla Filmmaking 101: Rack focus

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also known as pull focus, is a camera technique manually adjusting and manipulating your audience’s attention.  There are usually two objects of attention, near and far.  By using drawing a sharply focused point from one target or distance to another, the film provides a not so subtle direction where the audience should pay attention to.

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Guerrilla Filmmaking 101: Camera zoom out

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The Two Riddles Project, camera zoom out.

Camera zoom out,

changes the focal length without moving the camera.  A subject framed in a closer view is soon framed in a wider view without a cut.  Used for dramatic effect, it is an unnatural technique. It is a substitute for a match cut dolly out.  It’s unnaturalness draws attention to itself and should be used sparingly.

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Guerrilla Filmmaking 101: Camera zoom in

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Clever Girl, camera zoom in

Camera zoom in,

changes the focal length without moving the camera.  A subject framed in a wider view is framed in a closer view without a cut.  Used for dramatic effect, it is an unnatural technique. It is a substitute for a match cut or a character dolly.  It’s unnaturalness draws attention to itself and should be used sparingly.

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