“I think the camera was always my obsession, the camera movements. Because for me it is the most important thing in the movie, the camera because without the camera, the film is just a stage or television-nothing.”
Camera movements can be defined as the most effective and expressive technique for filmmakers. Camera movements allow the filmmakers to modify the connection between the camera frame and object according to the desired perspective of viewers. Moreover, time, space and style of controlling camera movements enhance the efficacy of narrative. (Dombrowski, 2007) The following paper analyses two camera movement techniques which are zoom and crane with the context of a marvelous movie of all the time named “The Lord of the Rings.”
In the field of filmmaking as well as video production crane shot plays a significant role. Most of the crane shots need a camera and operator and in the modern era of advanced technology camera cranes also operates with remote controls. In “The Lord of the Rings” crane camera movement used to picture the immensity of armies which adds an epic effect to the massiveness of crowd and vastness of the landscape.
Along with other camera movements and techniques “The Lord of the Rings” also employed the zoom-in method which is known as extreme close up (ECU). Through the implications of zoom camera movement Peter Jackson sprinkles a dramatic and fantasy-based tinge to the starting scene of the movie. The scene depicts the shadow of Mordor Sauron wearing the legendary ring. The entire film revolves around the ring, and therefore Jackson captures it in a detailed manner. The zoom-in approach makes the inscription on the ring clear and mysterious to the audiences and enhances the dreamy and vintage feel of the backdrop.
Jackson, Peter, director. Lord of the Rings (Motion Picture: 2001-2003).
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Dombrowski., Lisa. “Camera Movement.” Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, Encyclopedia.com, 2007,