Since we have talked about the different components that make up a shot, let’s now talk about camera movement. Camera movement entails not only a beautiful mural of artwork that can be taken in at one glance, but also an experience through movement that aids the viewer in understanding a character and/or event as though they are in the midst of it as well. 

What are your favorite uses of camera movement a film?


  1. It’s been said that the slow truck-in is the most tense move in cinema. I love shots that are so slow that it’s almost unnoticeable. Prime example: When Theo’s past is revealed in Children of Men. One slow as molasses camera truck-in. The focus never leaves Theo’s face as he eavesdrops on the conversation about his past. Brilliant