Five Examples of Perfect Camera Movement in Film

Camera movements go beyond creating enticing shots that draw the viewer in on novelty alone. Carefully engineered and executed movements can evoke emotions and give away details that surpass the information given by dialogue and scenery alone. Check out these five amazing examples of camera movement in film.

Watching a film is a continuous feedback loops of sorts, as your brain attempts to construct a framework of rules, characters, worlds, and narrative structures, then continuously updates that framework as new information comes in. A good film subverts that ever-developing structure both through misdirecting the information the viewer gleans and manipulating the manner in which that viewer takes in said information, both being clever arts, but the latter often being especially cunning. What I found particularly striking was the subtlety of many of these shots. Often, all it took was a cleverly timed pan or slow push-in to completely redirect or magnify the viewer's experience of the scene. That subtlety seems to double the strength of the movements; it works to prevent the viewer from consciously acknowledging the manipulation of their perspective, thereby maintaining an emotional suspension of disbelief. They're all great lessons in storytelling. 

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