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Don't Move

It's time to go watch TV again (hey, this moviemaking stuff is easy!). Turn to a scripted dramatic show and note how often the camera moves. I don't mean how often the camera is moved, which provides different angles of the same scene, but how often the camera is actually moving—not much. When it does move, such as when following a character through a set (The West Wing often uses this technique when transitioning between scenes), the movement is smooth and measured.


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