Minority Report

Scaling up – Truck in (Part 1)

Trucking in (or tracking/dollying/moving in) is moving the camera towards a subject along an axis, scaling its shape much like a zoom-in. But unlike zoom-ins, truck-ins make the audience feel they are moving in space Continue reading

Dynamic occlusion – Intruders (Part 1)

They cross your sightline and they’re here to stay! ‘Intruders’ are objects or characters who enter the frame and interpose themselves between other characters and the audience to gain ascendancy over both, Continue reading

Subframes – Screens

TV or computer screens acting as subframes — let’s call them ‘subscreens’ — are usually meant to display minified or magnified representations of characters in a frame. Like mirrors, they put distance between Continue reading