dolly shot


Examples of dolly shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web World premiered at Canneseries, the episode sums up the high cinematic style brought to the series, with Hirschbiegel employing anamorphic lenses, an 8o-second dolly shot or 30-second closeup to construct a social horror story and play with audience expectation, as Von Schirach before him. John Hopewell, Variety, 27 Apr. 2022 Tracks had been laid for a dolly shot. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 After this interaction, the film proceeded to the famous dolly shot that ends the film, to the photo on the wall of the Overlook Hotel. Jason Bailey, Vulture, 24 Feb. 2021 Peck and Grant reviewed the steps: an athletic sequence of leaps, développés, chugs, enveloppés, arabesques, and faillis, all of which would be danced on concrete and captured in a continuous dolly shot. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 29 Oct. 2020 The camera advances in a slow dolly shot, producing the weightless, gliding momentum of a first-person shooter game. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dolly shot was in 1933

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“Dolly shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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