The Dolly & Track (specialized camera movement)



Using a Dolly and Track will enhance your shots and create unique camera movement and perspectives. This lesson introduces the Dolly and Track system, and demonstrates the use and set-up of a track and dolly.

Lesson Time

50 Minutes
Group Project (optional)
3 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

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  • Students will see examples of camera movement utilizing the dolly and track system. Students will understand the aesthetic value of adding specialized camera movements and perspectives. Students will learn some of the do's and don'ts of using and setting up a dolly and track system. In groups, students will create a video utilizing a camera dolly.

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