In this week’s episode, we review the DFocus and DZoom from DFocus System and show you how to create the Hitchcock or Vertigo Zoom effect with a HDSLR camera.
I’ve heard this is technically called a dolly zoom, more commonly referred to as a “zolly” shot… just to throw in my two cents.
just a tip for shooters…I tried this with a really wide angle (tokina 11-16mm) and it’s infinitely easier to shoot. I got it perfect with a dolly and then tried it handheld and both worked great.
Cool video… love that shot style. I remember the first time that shot stood out to me so long ago when I first saw the Lion King – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m-42ek85G4&feature=player_detailpage#t=20s
Thanks for the video! Great stuff. To respond to the Random Dude, it is actually called a Dolly Counter-Zoom as you are zooming in while dollying out or visa versa. Thanks again!
I am new to video making and I want to have a simple setup that meet my needs for now but I also want to leave some room for future to add. I am not sure where to start.
I like the setting on the first picture you shown here (DFocus and DZoom) but I think I need a side rail (the silver rods?) and a cheese plate(?) in the bottom with a quick release plate under it to mount on a tripod? Am I correct? Where is the best place to find those to buy?