The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood

1.10 Sunrise

Whereas the previous example (see 1.9) unfolds in fast motion as if it were a slapstick stunt, this shot is a composite, using a traveling matte to combine three distinct layers: a foreground layer with cars passing by closely; a background layer dissolving from the city to the country; and a middle-ground layer showing the lovers walking while the camera follows on a dolly. Each layer was shot separately and then printed onto a separate piece of film.

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