Moving With Your Camera


If you are walking forwards keep your legs bent and your body lowered all the time, this will help you to avoid the rise and fall of normal walking. Concentrate on creating a slow-motion, gliding feeling. Put one foot down softly before you move the next, keeping them close to the ground. You can do exactly the same when you’re walking backwards and it’s a good idea to have someone walking backwards behind you so that they can clear the way for you.


If you are moving sideways, or “crabbing” as it is sometimes called, again try to lift your feet in a slow-motion glide with your knees bent, crossing your leg behind or in front of you, letting one foot rest firmly on the ground before you move the other.


You can use a vehicle, some kind of trolley or even a wheelchair or office chair to get smooth moving shots. Again, as with the static shots we talked about earlier, if you are sitting in something, use the arm rests or your knees to steady the camera.

Keep your knees bent

– Move feet slowly in a gliding manner

– Used wheeled vehicles for tracking

– Support the camcorder when moving

What Next? Moving Your Camera

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