Camera Angles and Movements

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Zoom In
The lens of the camera moves in such a way as to bring the image closer to the camera
Zoom Out
The lens of the camera moves in such a way as to move the image away from the camera
Pan Right
The camera swivels to the right, causing the image to move from right to left across the screen.
Pan Left
The camera swivels to the left, causing the image to move from left to right across the screen.
Tilt Up
The camera moves vertically, from bottom to top along the subject.
Action in Frame
The subject moves within the frame and the camera DOES NOT move.
Tracking
The camera operator follows the subject, keeping the subject in the same area of the frame. Similar to keeping the action within the frame, but the camera operator moves with the subject.
Lead Room
The subject is placed on the outer third looking into the frame.
Low Angle
Places the camera below the character. This exaggerates the importance of the subject, making the character appear larger than life.
High Angle
The camera looks down at the character. This makes the observer feel more powerful than the character.
Dutch Angle
The camera begins recording at an odd angle pointing to the subject. The operator moves around the subject and moves the camera to a different odd angle. This shot is usually used when something crazy is about to happen.
Dolly In
The camera moves toward the subject (smoothly) normally on a tripod and wheels.
Dolly Out
The camera moves away from the subject (smoothly) normally on a tripod and wheels.
Tilt Down
The camera moves vertically, from top to bottom along the subject.
Weather Shot
The subject is the weather. The horizon is placed on the lower third of the screen and the sky takes up 2/3 of the frame.