View Full Version : Battlestar Galactica Camera Effect

01-26-2004, 07:34 AM
Does anyone remember the camera effect that was used in part two of the Scifi Channel's remake of Battlestar Galactica. They used it when Starbuck (the woman) was leaving the ship to engage the Cylones, and, they used it in a scene showing the Battlestar. The effect was like the camera man was trying to center in and focus on the subject.

Those shots were so quick that I couldn't determine what was going on but the effect added a sense of realism to the scene.

Does anyone know how to create that effect?

If I had recorded the show I probably could figure it out.

Off the top of my head I would say that I is a combination of:

-a few quick left to right pans
-with a quick focal length adjustment
-with a little motion blur