Zoom | Pan | Tilt | Tracking / Dolly | Crab | More great websites & resources | Camera Movement Examples

camera movement

Zoom

Moving from a wide angle shot zooming closer in or close-up zooming out to show more of the scene.

Pan

Moving left to right, or right to left following an object or character. Get the best result with a tripod.

Tilt

Similar to the pan movement but vertical rather than horizontal. Moving down or up.
Get the best result with a tripod.

Tracking / Dolly

Involves the use of a dolly (a wheel cart or a truck) to pull / push the camera around.

Crab

The camera moves to the left or to the right.

More great websites & resources


Daniel Chandler on his website 'The Grammar & Language of Film' gives a fantastic description of camera movement - definitely worth checking out.

Camera Movement Examples


What types of camera shot can you see in this movie?