When shooting a movie or a short film on set, it’s not everyone who has access to rails and dollies or gimbals for smooth camera movements. Many times footage is shot handheld, and that’s how we get the “shaky cam” look that is so popular in action movies. It gives a sense of instability to the viewer.
This is something I seek to replicate in 3D, and in this case, the camera shake gives us the added benefit of giving our shots a much more organic and natural feeling. Smooth camera movements are great, but it’s pretty much all we see when it comes to 3D footage these days, – William Faucher.
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