Handy guides to knowing how, when, and most importantly why, to move the camera.
When planning shots, In Depth Cine advises, ask yourself:
- What is the focus of the scene?
- What information do we need to present?
- In what order?
- Whose perspective is the story being told from?
- Should the movement be motivated?
- Does the camera need to move at all?
For a much deeper dive, here’s a long, impassioned thread on Types of camera movements (via Reddit):