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Coolest Zoom Shots Used in Movies

By September 20, 2017 February 9th, 2018 No Comments

A zoom is not really a “camera move” and it doesn’t require the camera itself to move at all. Zooming means adjusting the focal length of the lens to give the illusion ┬áthat the image is getting closer or further away from the action. In some creative instances, it’s considered a dolly zoom.

You often do not see the zoom technique used in movies, but below is a video showcasing several instances how it was used effectively.

Zoom shots in this video clip are shown in this order:

1. West side story
2. The wild bunch
3. The untouchables
4. Moonrise Kingdom
5. Enter the dragon
6. Shaun of the dead
7. 300
8. Kill Bill: vol. 1
9. The Grand Budapest Hotel
10. Way of the dragon
11. House of flying daggers
12. Shaolin Soccer
13. Meet the parents
14. The shining
15. Django unchained
16. Snatch
17. A fistful of dollars
18. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
19. The lord of the rings: The fellowship of the ring
20. Vertigo
21. Poltergeist
22. Lock, stock and two smoking barrels
23. Raging bull
24. The incredible Hulk
25. Quiz Show
26. The quick and the dead
27. Jaws
28. My, myself and Irene

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