One knows that movies move. What has fascinated me most is how much the camera moves. As a stage actor, my audience has always been out there in front of me – and they have to stay in their seat. I had not realized how much a movie-viewer’s perspective is driven by movement of the camera while shooting. If you look at the trailer for “Garage Band,” shot by me on stone-age equipment, you’ll see me thinking like a stage play audience member. “Just sit still and pay attention to what’s in front of you.”
I only hope that as I experience movies from now on, that I can stop wondering about where the camera was and how it moved. One more distraction from the story that’s supposed to be capturing my full attention.