words for motion pictures / words for picture motion

Looking at John Pavlus‘ post, hashtaged #WesAlgorithm, as in Wes Anderson, I’m reminded how putting the camera motion into words helps me see it better. Especially with this shot, it’s really the movement of one person through the scene. Putting the non-word-stuff into word-stuff — “wide/medium wide, wobbly whip pan 90°/whip back, dolly parallel to screen plane” — helps me improve non-wordstuff storytelling — video.

How crucial is putting things into words to understand them.

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