Shane Hurlbut explores the how lenses craft the story in parts 2 and 3 of his series on cinematography and story telling.

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“Camera Slight of Hand with Stan’s First Hit”

Once Stan Ross missed that first pitch on his first at bat, we use a wide shot on him again. We are tunnel vision, long lens voyeuristic cam all the way. But watch the camera transition to help assist Stan’s arc in his comeback attempt. When he hits the ball, we stay long lensed, but once he actually is safe, the camera starts down with him in the dirt, wide angle, background not so out of focus. As he stands up, we deliver a power angle; the hero is back.

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