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Ramping Shot

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In a Ramping Shot, the camera moves in rapidly on its subject — both a physical move and a closeup zoom — for a dramatic reaction from the actor. Final editing usually speeds up the take and adds a "whoosh" sound for additional emphasis. Not be confused with the Vertigo Effect, wherein the camera moves away from the subject, but the lens zooms in to keep focus.

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  • Used frequently on the American version of Queer as Folk.
  • Inadvertently employed in many Reality TV shows as a consequence of cameramen rushing to focus on a sudden interaction or person of interest.


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