Recipe 13 - Camera Shake

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What You Will Learn

You will learn how to create the illusion of having the camera, or audiences point of view, respond to the momentum of a heavy weight impacting the ground.

Why Is This Important?

Your audience knows there is a camera showing them a movie, but the camera disappears during the story. So here we play with that fact by shaking the camera for a few frames as a large meteor falls from the sky and strikes the ground. It makes total sense that the ground must shake, even when the camera is not in that world. It is on your desktop. But this will add impact to the experience for an audience. A loud noise and an earthquake-like shaking of the camera sells the fact that this was indeed a heavy object, even if it was made of paper.