HDSLR Filmmaking for Beginners: Basic Camera Movement

By cinevate: https://youtu.be/kUbHc626ndU?t=2m2s  (16:00)

In this chapter, join Victor as he teaches you how to increase the production value of your film projects by adding simple cinematic camera movements. You will see how using a camera slider can elevate your video content to the next level. By understanding the techniques required to appropriately apply camera movement to your films, you will be closer to discovering the filmmaker inside of you.

Together, we will think outside the box and take your existing photographic knowledge to create better and better video content. Let us help you bring your ideas to life with a little education, practice and creativity.

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Written Activity

Take notes either on paper or on a computer as you watch this informative webinar. You should end up with notes on the following audio gear.


  1. Pan/tilt
  2. Slider
  3. Capture in layers: Foreground, middleground, background
  4. Length of slider
  5. How does focal length affect footage
  6. Basic slider movements: left to right, up and down, in and out

Additional Information

The Meaning Behind Camera Movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRJ0Ei4hLWI

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