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Chapter 9. Virtual Cinematography > Storytelling and the Camera

Storytelling and the Camera

A decision as simple as creeping the camera slowly forward can change the whole dramatic feel of your shot. The main limitation you face is the two-dimensionality of After Effects layers, but that's a huge step forward from the bad old days of optical compositing, when it was hardly possible to move the camera whatsoever.

Nowadays, most directors aren't satisfied with a locked-off camera for effects shots, yet it's often simpler to shoot an effects plate that way and leave the camera movement to the compositor. That's no big deal, as long as you don't completely break the rules for what you can get away with.


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