Week 1 tasks
Seating charts
Behavior plan
Device passes and policy
Add link to cailab on your browser and/or Desktop
Drive structure
Set up class folder and subfolder for first project
Backup class folder to Google Drive
Learn how to use Snagit (needed for upcoming activity)
Watch videos on camera movement and shot sizes

If time permits:
*Rule of thirds
*Shot types
*Camera movement

Google Classroom Codes:

Grade 8: 4ho467u
Grade 7: zavdc2g
Grade 6: mw2ai2c

Types of Camera Movements


  • Camera stays in one place while it swivels up or down
  • Changes angle
  • Can be used to reveal something hidden at the beginning of a shot
  • Emphasizes length and height


  • Camera stays fixed in place and moves left or right
  • Can be used to give a panoramic view, establish a scene, show hidden elements of a scene, build tension
  • Emphasizes length and width


  • Camera stays in one place while lens zooms in or out
  • Can be used to emphasize part of a shot, to add drama, speed, or tension
  • Do not overuse


Also called jib or pedestal

  • Entire camera moves up or down
  • Camera is fixed to one position, usually a tripod
  • Used to shoot a tall character or subject, or to reveal hidden element


  • Camera moves toward or away from the subject


  • Camera moves horizontally along a fixed line
  • Used to 'follow' a subject


  • Camera is not on a tripod, but rather held in the hands of the camera person.


  • Rotates the camera to the side
  • Rarely used
  • Used to disorient the viewer

See resources linked in the bookmarks

Camera movement