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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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Basically, they were both fans of Shaun of the Dead and knew the director. From an interview on About.com with Edgar Wright: Interviewer: How did you get Cate Blanchett to do that one little cameo? Wright: I'd met her in LA and knew that she was a fan of Shaun of the Dead, so that was kind of a start. The first thing we wrote in Hot Fuzz is 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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The direct answer to the question is, "No". There is no story link between the three movies. There are just a few general "references" to the movies, as you pointed out in your question, along with a running gag involving garden fences. The only other point not covered is the overall theme of the movies, which director Edgar Wright said was "the ...


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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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