VIDEO: Camera Movement – How to Create Emotion

The Meaning Behind Camera Movement and it’s importance with telling a story

Camera movement in filmmaking has become so commonplace, we as viewers take itpage46_1
for granted. However, if you take a look at the films from the early 1900’s, you’ll quickly see how far filmmaking has come. Nowadays the camera moves in and out of environments,  vehicles, sets of choreography, and even objects and it has become a useful element of storytelling. Just as certain kinds of songs have the ability to illicit certain emotions, so too can camera movement. Take a look at the video below and you will see how filmmakers use the movement of the camera to instill certain feelings in the audience.

Look at some of these common moves the big filmmakers utilize and learn to do them on your own! Camera Movement Tutorial: How to Create Emotion