Stage 32 Glossary

crane shot

A crane shot is a shot taken from a large camera dolly or electronic device (a piece of apparatus, such as a crane), resembling an extendable mechanical arm (or boom), that can raise the camera in the air 20 feet or more. The crane shot allows the camera to fluidly move in virtually any direction (with vertical and horizontal movement), providing shifts in levels and angles. Crane shots usually provide an overhead view of a scene.