The rack focus is a brilliant and creative way to enhance visual storytelling and have the power to direct the audiences’ eyes wherever you want on the screen. You also have the ability to save so much time when you combine two shots into one by racking focus, and in the film industry time is money. 

By racking focus, you can easily eliminate insert shots which helps keep the momentum of the scene rolling and saves more time on set. You also get to layer subjects within two depths of focus, which can be visually appealing to look at and can give a deeper emotional connection to the story because of the way you can effortlessly go from point A to point B in the frame. The rack focus is basically parkour for your eyes.

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

What Do Movies Mean to You?

By Brenden Bell Growing up in front of the television, film has come to ...

Everything You Need To Know For Auditions

The audition process is a hurdle all actors must overcome. There are a number ...

How A Song Can Empower An Actor’s Confidence

Nothing empowers me more as a creative than when I have a powerful song ...

How to Make a Hyperlapse

By Micah McWhorter Time-lapses are cool and all, but have you ever seen a ...

Get Outta Here! Bringing a Script to Life

All your favorite popular movies started off as words on a page. We don’t ...

Don't want to miss a thing?

Subscribe and join our creative community to keep updated with our weekly-ish* Newsletter from The Independent Initiative.

*We're filmmakers, sometimes we're out filming something, on those weeks the newsletters might be more irregular. Follow The Initiative Production Company (theInitiativePro) on your favorite social media to stay the most up to date on our current productions