September 12, 2017 at 1:22PM
Camera Movement: What Motivates You?
A little while back, I wrote a short paper for no one other than myself detailing both the kinds of movements possible with a camera, as well as several examples of their motivation. I found it to be a great exercise in putting a lock on concrete examples to finally flesh out the commonly used phrase "use the camera movement to tell a story". But even so, I find the best kind of learning and expansion of understanding comes from discussing ideas with others.
So, what examples/ideas do all of you have when it comes to your motivated camera movements? How did you come to think of those ideas? Was it a result of performing test shots, something you realized the day you were actually shooting, or something else? Have you ever chosen to cut down on your camera movements the day of a shoot because you realized there was something better to be captured by having a lack of movement? Let's talk about it!