Reframing (filmmaking)

In film , reframing is a change in the camera. The term has been more often used in film criticism than in actual cinema. Critics of the technique include André Bazin among others.

In production gold post-production, reframing can be used to change the sequence without having to reshoot. For example, zooming in on the actor to edit out nudity for a movie broadcast on the air.

Types of reframing can include: pan, tilt, zoom, gold skull boom shot, dolly gold trucking shot, handheld shot, tracking shot, and steadycam shot. [1]

Notable movies in which reframing is used

  • A Bug’s Life
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Player
  • Pretty Baby


  1. Jump up^ Josef Steiff, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking (NYC: Penguin Group (USA) Inc, 2005), p. 107[1]