For my FMP I aim to use the dolly for some of the shots in the bedroom, I have had some experience using it and I feel quite confident to operate it, however I’m doing research which will help me understand what shots look good with the dolly and without.
By having the dolly I aim to capture shots that make the audience draw themselves in and emphasis with the character, by capturing the characters emotions and actions, also by having a dolly it allows me to capture smooth movement shots which will make it look professional.
Quick lesson on dolly and zoom.
In this video it briefly explains the difference with dolly and zoom shots and how they can alter a certain mood. At 2:25 they explain that a dolly shot can either lead or make the audience leave a situation and for my film I want the audience to leave a situation with the character.
In this scene the dolly is constantly being used to move into each of the characters faces. This has a great affect on the audience because it’s drawing them in and it’s making the audience feel the character’s emotions, the music also has a great affect as it’s keeping up the suspense and it’s slowly building up to where there’s a jump scare.
In this video one of my favourite YouTubers Devin Graham explains how Steven Spielberg uses the dolly shot in Jurassic Park to trigger off an event.
- Dolly and zoom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKOxbCx1LNc published February 10 2017 by Film riot
- Insidious scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGT87k_CVJ0 published July 3 2011 by G4FFN3Y
- Devin Graham: www.youtube.com/watch?v=elZEqumNsUE&t=371s published March 8 2018 by Devin Graham