Why, How, And When To Move The Camera

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  4 Minutes of Movie Clips for Instruction

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Many of you have asked me to teach a lesson on camera movement that encapsulates the three questions of: Why, Where, and When. Motion is a very powerful tool in telling your story. It can create tension, evoke tears, make you laugh and keep you on the edge of your seat. I love moving the camera, but only if it helps the story. Moving a camera just to move it is not a good rule. Read the scene and ask yourself how will movement make this better? How will it support your character’s Emotions?

  • Understanding how camera movement can evoke an emotion
  • Understanding when and where to move the camera
  • Understanding the different devices to move the camera
    • Dolly types