: A track and zoom shot
is a particularly effective camera
technique involving the simultaneous use of a tracking shot
and a zoom
. The great film director Alfred Hitchcock
is credited with inventing this technique.
To create the shot, the camera is moved away from the subject, (along a dolly track), as the camera lens zooms in. If co-ordinated correctly, this combination of techniques results in the subject remaining the same size in the shot, but with an accompanying change in perspective.
Famous examples of the track and zoom technique include:
The technique also works the 'opposite' way, (zoom-out/track-in), but has a different 'look').