dolly shot


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 8 Dec. 2022.

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