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Turn Your Memories Into Movie Magic

December 10, 2010

There have been so many moments over the past few weeks where I have stopped and thought to myself, “this is so beautiful, I feel like I am in a movie.” It’s interesting how I have started comparing reality to Hollywood. But when I try to capture those moments on film, it just doesn’t seem right. A panorama shot just isn’t dramatic enough. So let’s look to hollywood and see how to turn your memories into movie magic.

We call it… The uplifting, super dramatic, spinning, 360 shot. Feel free to come up with your own name. Here is how it’s done.

1. Stand in the middle of your chosen location. Plazas work well, or other locations where you are surrounded by tall structures.

2. Have a friend stand about 10-15 ft away from you with the camera at shin level. Make sure your back is facing them.

3. Start to move the camera closer while lifting at the same time. The camera should reach shoulder level a few feet away.

4. The start to turn clockwise while the camera moves counter clockwise. Both you and the camera make 2 full turns.

5. Finally, land the camera so it is look over you shoulder and pointing and the most spectacular view. Add some inspiring music and voilà! Movie magic!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Alex permalink
    December 10, 2010 2:22 pm

    Shedding a tear and quite dizzy

  2. Liz permalink
    December 10, 2010 11:01 pm

    I loved all 30 seconds of that dramatic 360 spin!

  3. Daniel Fraga permalink
    December 11, 2010 2:20 pm

    Well Done. I think I was there once.

  4. January 19, 2011 10:15 pm

    That’s funny! I gotta try that one.

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