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Zooming can provide a visual bridge from the wide view to the close-up, without the time and effort involved in dollying or the interruption (and possible disorientation) of cutting (Figure 8.31). A rapid zoom-in produces a highly dramatic swoop onto the subject. An instant (snap) zoom-in flings subject detail at the audience (Figure 8.32). Such effects can be incredibly dynamic, or just plain annoying—it has to be done right.

Zoom should be smooth and decisive. Use zoom shots to direct attention, to increase tension, to give powerful emphasis, or to restrict the coverage. But the zooming action itself should be used discriminately for ...


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