The dolly zoom shot

At first we tried to do the shot without a dolly and it worked but was too shaky and hand-held. After we tried with the dolly, we couldn’t make it work well enough. The wheels on the dolly were difficult to handle and made the tripod go side to side rather than staying on the subject of which we’re filming.

Here are some of the shots we did in todays lesson using the dolly zoom technique used in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: