Zoom

The camera technique of decreasing the focal distance to an object which in turn increases the object's size is a zoom. In film cameras it is a fluid movement. An in-camera zoom needs to be planned before the shot, so the object remains in focus.

The zoom movement can have a comedic effect since the object in the shot is quickly enlarged. For a dramatic effect, the movement can be made very slowly. This is called a breathe-in. The focal measurements need to be precise and the movement steady for the breathe-in to be effective.

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