pull-focus

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From pull + focus.

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pull-focus

  1. (film, television) A filming technique whereby the focal point is drawn towards the viewer; also a shot (as part of an edit) in which such a technique is used. Also used attributively.
    • 1989, R Bruce Elder, Image and Identity: Reflections on Canadian Film and Culture, p. 384:
      ...this image of pure light forms (through a pull-focus) into an image of a snow-covered field, in the middle of which is a mother holding her two sons.
    • 2007, Gary Hudson et al., The Broadcast Journalism Handbook, p. 212:
      To set up a pull-focus shot, frame your shot so that the two subjects, at different distances from the camera, are in view.

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