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Don Livingston was a director at Army Pictorial Center and author of the book "Film and the Director."

He used U. S. Army Photos, like the one below, to illustrate technique.  The caption accompanying this photo read, "Shooting a dolly shot.  The grip is getting ready to push the dolly which rides on the metal tracks.  At this point, the scene is a two shot of the desk clerk and the sergeant.  Later, the sergeant will leave the desk, and the camera will truck with him and come to rest on a closeup of the lady.  The movement is a variation of basic move 6."

 

 

(Posted August 14, 2006)