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What does it mean if the director asks the camera opertator to pan from left to right?



A. Steadily move the camera (while recording) from left to right
B. Slowly zoom in from left to right to capture action

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Asked by Darkconception, Last updated: Mar 27, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Sep 14, 2017

If the camera is moving then it's not panning, but dollying.
Panning is achived by using the tripod head to change the direction the camera is pointed in laterally.

 

darkconception

Darkconception

Answered Sep 14, 2017

Steadily move the camera (while recording) from left to right
 

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