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How to Get the Most Out of Every Shot
fluid-head tripod, I’ll do several pans and tilts
from left to right, up and down, and right to left
of the scene.
Here’s a bonus tip: Apply the same wide, medium, and tight-shot sequence to these pans
and tilts. This will give you a plethora of shots to
choose from in post-production. The pans and
tilts will add some movement to your coverage
and can help reveal objects in your composition.
There are even more methods to get creative
with pans and tilts. One technique is to use a
whip effect. Essentially, this fast-moving pan or
tilt blurs the image during the move, so that the
effect can transition into a different scene.
You’ll want to pan or tilt the camera in the
same direction for each scene you want connect.
Then, you’ll merge the scenes during their blur-riest points in post-production. This will take
some practice, but it’s an easy effect to achieve
and you can plan for it ahead of time.
Following this formula will give you a wide
variety of shots and angles to use to bring your
video to life. It can help you capture a lot of coverage in a short amount of time without feeling
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