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Camera technique whereby the camera remains stationary but the lens is adjusted to make it seem like the subject is moving closer to the viewer. (visual)


The clip to the right shows a camera zooming in on a tree.

Typical effects

  • Makes the subject appear to increase in size.
  • Makes the viewer feel like they are moving closer to the subject.

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