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Racking focus

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The Rack Focus: How to Guide Viewers Eyes with a Shot List (Casino Royale) #rackfocus

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The Art of the Focus Pull

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IF YOU MAKE VIDEOS YOU NEED TO RACK FOCUS

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The Rack Focus Shot: Practical Uses and Visual Examples

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Mondays: Jibs or Sliders, Biggest Fear in Pursuing Your Career & Rack Focus Vs. Pull Focus!

A rack focus in filmmaking and television production is the practice of changing the focus of the lens during a shot. The term can refer to small or large changes of focus. If the focus is shallow, then the technique becomes more noticeable. In professional films, a camera assistant called a focus puller is responsible for rack focusing. In his documentary film, The Sinister Saga of Making "The Stunt Man" the director Richard Rush claims he developed the technique in the 1960s. In the commentary to the TV series Firefly, visual effects supervisor Loni Peristere comments that rack focus has been taboo in recent cinematography because such shots cannot be "repaired" in post production.
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