My second film technique will be based off the video below:
The first effect described is the Zolly. The Zolly is a camera effect in which the camera operator dollys in the reverse direction and speed in which he or she is zooming. I have seen this effect before but have never seen the movie Vertigo. The video shows a brief shot of a Zolly effect on a staircase and it is an amazing shot. I am quite surprised they did not reference the Zolly that always comes to my mind, Jaws!
This an incredible shot from one of my favorite films. I did not know it was called the Zolly and I wish I had a dolly so I could do my own Zolly shot!
Camera angles are the other topic in this video. I really liked the part where the girl is “climbing” the wall. Camera trickery is a useful effect and I learned that with clever shot selection, you can have the audience buy into whatever you are selling.
Although there were only two techniques mentioned, I found this to be helpful and will try to use a variety of camera angles in the future. It should be noted this video also mentions shooting at low angles. As part of this total assignment I have reviewed an article by Roger Ebert and watched video’s by Quentin Tarantino, both involved shooting from low angles. I guess this low angle thing is REALLY important in the cinematic universe!