Camera Moves Overview
Camera moves. This next section here, we're gonna look at, not that there's only five, but there are five top camera moves that a lot of us go to. Our go-to camera moves. The first one we're gonna take a look at is tracking. And a lot of the lessons that we're doing right now, we actually went out in the field over in Santa Cruz and filmed surfers. And tracking is one thing that I could do for like, just ad nauseum. All day I could just track surfers, 'cause it's a very dynamic thing to do. It's kinda like when you get your drone out there and you get in position, the surfers are out there waiting to catch a wave, and then you're waiting for the surfer to catch a wave. So you kind of feel like you're almost right there with the surfer, because you can see in the distance, oh, maybe that's a wave. Maybe that's a good one. And the surfer takes it and then you're on the ready. So without further ado, let's take a look at our video on tracking.
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deo with drones or small UAS's, as us drone nerds like to call them, there's a few different moves. There's roughly about five moves that would be our go-to moves. And one would be tracking, you know, tracking the subject. In the case this morning, we're filming a surfer. And so we'd be tracking either in front, back, left, right of the surfer. Sometimes there's another that I call orbits. Some people call it different things, but orbits, where you're kind of orbiting around the subject. Kind of shifting the viewer's perspective. There's also spinners. Some of these are my own terminology. People call them different things, but what I think of as a spinner is when you're looking from the top down, and you're slowly-- well, hopefully, slowly kind of moving, kind of shifting the perspective, but it's more of like on a radius. And then you have reveals. Reveals just means basically you're starting at a point A, you're kind of looking at whatever the subject is, framing that, and then you're point B, you reveal something new. So it could be something small. It could be something big, like a big landscape or whatever. And then there's the bird's eye view, which is sort of similar in terms of vantage point as like a spinner would be. But you're just looking top down. You're getting more of like a two-dimensional top down look at whatever your subject or your spot is.
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