13 Gimbal Moves That Will Make Your Cinematography More Dynamic

by V Renee

Here’s your chance to add a bunch of new gimbal camera moves to your repertoire.

Whether you’re a seasoned vet or a bright-eyed newcomer, learning new ways to move your camera to tell stories is supremely important. If you’re looking for ideas on how to expand your cache of cinematography tricks, DP Justin Jones joins Ted from Aputure to show you thirteen different gimbal moves you can use to make your cinematography more dynamic and exciting to watch. Check out the video below:

Here’s the list of camera moves Jones lists in the video, along with a short description of what each one entails and/or what it does visually:

Push In/Pull Out: Move closer to or further from your subject
The Parallax: Separates your subject from the background
Push In/Pull Out-Parallax Combo: Emphasises your subject and separates them from background
Mouse Eye: Very low angle push-in; makes your subject appear larger than life
Corkscrew: Rotating dutch angle; great for creating uneasy an feeling
Orbit: Move your camera around your subject 360-degrees; very kinetic shot
Skyfall: Tilt your camera from sky down to your subject; good for reveals
Ground Up: Tilt your camera from ground up to your subject
Toe to Head: Lift camera from your subject’s toes up to their head
Poor Man’s Jib: While crouching on an apple box, lift your camera all the way up over your head until you’re standing upright
Whip Pan: A super quick pan
Car Rig: Mount your camera to a car
Bird’s Eye: Mount your camera to an overhead rig and shoot straight down onto your subject

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