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You know that camera technique when the camera operator usually have a steadicam and runs/walks around a person.

I'm trying to learn how to do that with my homemade glidecam but it is so hard. it would be nice to find a tutorial but I don't know what to search for.

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That's a kind of tracking shot known as an orbit. This looks cool:

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Thank you. Going to tell my friend Google about this. He will be excited :D – Alfred Larsson Oct 30 '12 at 13:00

It is known as panning, from the word "panoramic" - googling will throw up many tutorials on this.

An example at the slrlounge.

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I don't think that is what I mean. I mean when the camera circles around an object. – Alfred Larsson Oct 29 '12 at 18:12

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