November 11, 2017

Watch: 5 Cinematic Slider Moves (and How to Do Them Right)

Here are some ways to use camera sliders to make your footage look more professional and cinematic.

When it comes to camera movement, sliders offer so much versatility and style without having to work very hard to get it. If you want to take your slider game to the next level, Parker Walbeck shows you five super simple camera moves you can do with pretty much any unit on the market, as well as how to avoid common obstacles you might come up against while trying to pull them off. Check out his tutorial below (which starts at around 3:00).

Here are the moves Walbeck talks about in the video:

  • Side-to-side
  • Push-in/Pull-out
  • Parallax
  • Low mode
  • Aerial

Admittedly, many of these moves are really basic and don’t really require much (if any) guidance for new users. In other words, I doubt anyone buying a camera slider really needs to learn about side-to-side movement, because, hello, that’s what you bought the thing for.

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Source: NoFilmSchool