zolly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of zoom and dolly

Noun[edit]

zolly (plural zollies)

  1. dolly zoom
    • 2001, Marcie Begleiter, From word to image: storyboarding and the filmmaking process
      Another, though less common, use of depth of field can be found in the zolly, or zoom-with-a-counter-dolly shot. In this camera move, the characters or object being viewed will often stay the same relative scale while the lens length changes.
    • 2005, Wendy Tumminello, Exploring Storyboarding (page 51)
      In Jaws, Spielberg used the zolly effect when Brody witnesses a little boy eaten by the shark. Brody is sitting on the beach and as the camera dollies toward him, the zoom lens is pulled back.