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The Michael Bay Spin I'm joking, but as far as I can tell the technique doesn't really have a name. All that's happening is that the camera is moving around subjects in the foreground, and the background appears to move quicker thanks to the simple fact that it's further away. The reason I refer to it as the Michael Bay Spin is that director Michael Bay ...


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TV Tropes refers to it as an "orbital shot" which somehow seems more appropriate for describing the technique. You can find this technique in Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when the queen drinks the potion transforming her into the witch - obviously they're not rotating the camera, but the actual painted cel backgrounds themselves, but the ...


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This can be called as Michael Bay spin because Bay uses this technology. Source BusinessInsider: Bay utilizes a 360 shot that has the camera slowly spin around one or more characters (usually the protagonists) as they come up from below frame. One of the first uses of it was in 1995's "Bad Boys" starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Bay used it ...


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Pretty sure this effect requires a narrow angle lens. With a wide angle lens, the extent of the background which is in view is fairly large, and so movements of a large area will appear smaller, and thus slower. With a narrow angle lens, much less of the background is in view, which causes any motion to appear sped up.


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I would classify this as a variant of parallax: "Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines." — Wikipedia Here's my (pathetic) attempt at illustrating what's happening here. The ...



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