History Main / EpicTrackingShot

16th Aug '16 11:35:03 PM Wyvern76
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* A particularly impressive shot was used for ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''. You see a half-moon in the sky and when the characters talk of going to the spaceport the camera then zooms towards the moon and as it gets bigger you see more details and eventually notice that [[ThatsNoMoon it isn't a moon]], but the spaceport itself shaped like a half moon.

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* A particularly impressive shot was used for ''Disney/TreasurePlanet''. You see a half-moon crescent moon in the sky and when the characters talk of going to the spaceport the camera then zooms towards the moon and as it gets bigger you see more details and eventually notice that [[ThatsNoMoon it isn't a moon]], but the spaceport itself shaped like a half crescent moon.
3rd Jul '16 5:28:22 PM nombretomado
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* A not overly epic but still nice-looking one occurs in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'', as the cam starts out at a waterfall, flies up to and across the Kini-Nui temple, then over the bridge to the Amaja-Nui sandpit where Gali's meditating. Perhaps to make it seem more grandiose, the temple has been re-imagined as resting atop a smaller mountain peak, and the surrounding elevated jungle replaced with mountains, a river deep down, and the waterfall.

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* A not overly epic but still nice-looking one occurs in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'', as the cam starts out at a waterfall, flies up to and across the Kini-Nui temple, then over the bridge to the Amaja-Nui sandpit where Gali's meditating. Perhaps to make it seem more grandiose, the temple has been re-imagined as resting atop a smaller mountain peak, and the surrounding elevated jungle replaced with mountains, a river deep down, and the waterfall.
22nd Apr '16 6:05:08 AM Silverblade2
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* Several in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''.

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** ''Film/TouchOfEvil''. The famous opening tracking shot, which is also a [[TheOner Oner]].

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* The opening shot of ''Film/{{Contact}}''.
* The opening battle of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

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* The film ''Film/RussianArk'', which is ''all one single tracking shot''. The whole film.

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* %%* The film ''Film/RussianArk'', which is ''all one single tracking shot''. The whole film.



* ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' ends with such a shot, or at least it says it does.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' uses an opening similar to ''Babylon 5'''s.

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* This trope is a signature staple of ''Series/LasVegas'', with some pretty impressive examples. The series even opens with a rather extensive one.

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* %%* This trope is a signature staple of ''Series/LasVegas'', with some pretty impressive examples. The series even opens with a rather extensive one.
3rd Apr '16 11:59:05 AM Quag15
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* ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' has one during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c7hzHwETyk the scene]] where Film/JamesBond is attacked at the Kobe dock.

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* From the ''Film/JamesBond'' movies:
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''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' has one during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c7hzHwETyk the scene]] where Film/JamesBond is attacked at the Kobe dock.dock.
** The opening minutes ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' were effectively a single take, though the DVD featurette on the subject acknowledges some "sleight of hand" in this. Becomes epic when the camera view appears to segue from being ground-level crane-based to hand-held to rooftop crane-based without a cut.
19th Nov '15 12:26:03 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheAvengers'':

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* ''Film/TheAvengers'': ''Film/TheAvengers2012'':



** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' had a couple of shots that went ''through'' the numerous, moving, DeathTrap-esque clock gears, through the closed window and into the courtyard.
** The second film has a shot which starts with a distant shot of Hogwarts and zooms in through the roof of the greenhouse, revealing Professor Sprout starting the Herbology class.

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** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' had a couple of shots that went ''through'' the numerous, moving, DeathTrap-esque clock gears, through the closed window and into the courtyard.
** The [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second film film]] has a shot which starts with a distant shot of Hogwarts and zooms in through the roof of the greenhouse, revealing Professor Sprout starting the Herbology class.
31st Aug '15 4:04:41 PM TonyG
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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' has a fast-paced one showing Gil's plan to escape the fish tank. Noted on the DVDCommentary because such shots are rarely used at Pixar; they prefer to stick to normal camera moves for the sake of relatability.
* ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' has a scene in which the penguins break out of a cargo plane in midflight, break into a passenger plane, then break out and board a second plane only to break out of that one, and finally take a bouncy castle from the falling cargo and inflate it to break their fall, all done in one uninterrupted shot.
1st Aug '15 2:59:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Technically not a {{Oner}} though. It actually had to be done in two shots. Note the swish pan.
1st Aug '15 2:59:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/ForrestGump'' starts with a ObjectTrackingShot of a feather in the middle of the sky. The camera follows it as it passes through a park, lands on a man's shoulder, goes above a car and under a second one then finally the feather falls right on the main character's shoes. He then picks it up and puts it in a book.
** In the end the feather starts from between Gump's shoes, flies into the sky (while still showing the main character for a while) and the feather starts dancing in the air before it turns and ''hit'' the camera.

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* ''Film/ForrestGump'' ''Film/ForrestGump''
** The film
starts with a ObjectTrackingShot of a feather in the middle of the sky. The camera follows it as it passes through a park, lands on a man's shoulder, goes above a car and under a second one then finally the feather falls right on the main character's shoes. He then picks it up and puts it in a book.
** In the end end, the feather starts from between Gump's shoes, flies into the sky (while still showing the main character for a while) and the feather starts dancing in the air before it turns and ''hit'' the camera.
1st Aug '15 2:58:35 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheAvengers'': it starts with Black Widow on the back of a Chitauri on a flying sled, controlling him. Iron Man flies by her and he blasts a couple of aliens on the ground. He lands next to and fights alongside Captain America, then flies up the side of a building where Hawkeye is on the roof fighting off aliens. Hawkeye shoots an arrow and the camera follows it as it hits a Chitauri sled. It falls and a leviathan passes by where the Hulk and Thor are on it fighting aliens. The Hulk stabs the leviathan with a big piece of debris, and Thor hammers it in. This brings the leviathan crashing into Grand Central Station. Then MoodWhiplash sets in when [[spoiler: The Hulk punches Thor off the Leviathan's corpse.]]

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* ''Film/TheAvengers'': it ''Film/TheAvengers'':
** the film
starts with Black Widow on the back of a Chitauri on a flying sled, controlling him. Iron Man flies by her and he blasts a couple of aliens on the ground. He lands next to and fights alongside Captain America, then flies up the side of a building where Hawkeye is on the roof fighting off aliens. Hawkeye shoots an arrow and the camera follows it as it hits a Chitauri sled. It falls and a leviathan passes by where the Hulk and Thor are on it fighting aliens. The Hulk stabs the leviathan with a big piece of debris, and Thor hammers it in. This brings the leviathan crashing into Grand Central Station. Then MoodWhiplash sets in when [[spoiler: The Hulk punches Thor off the Leviathan's corpse.]]
30th Jul '15 4:23:38 PM nombretomado
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* The ''ModernWarfare'' games like doing this in the cutscenes between missions, going from a satellite view of an entire country and then zooming in progressively to show entire battlefields full of high-tech armies, just to establish the scale. Often the camera zooms in (often from orbit!) to show your squad, and further down to first-person view to begin the mission.

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* The ''ModernWarfare'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' games like doing this in the cutscenes between missions, going from a satellite view of an entire country and then zooming in progressively to show entire battlefields full of high-tech armies, just to establish the scale. Often the camera zooms in (often from orbit!) to show your squad, and further down to first-person view to begin the mission.
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