STOP MOTION ANIMATION CAMERA MOVEMENTS
Since almost the dawn of the motion picture business, there are somewhat standard camera movement terminology & descriptions used In live action cinematography and carried over into videography. The camera is physically moved while shooting certain scenes .... either hand held camera (cinema verite, documentary style) or camera affixed to tripods with geared heads or mounted to other camera moving devices. Moving the camera is very much an artistic-creative decision. IMO, too much camera movement is a distraction and sometimes used to show-off or impress. No hard and fast rule about moving a camera. There are plethora of books that you can Google about cinema techniques and creative theories.
also applicable to Stop Motion, however the difference is, you will be
animating the camera movements frame by frame at the same time the
puppets are animated. Camera movements can be done by computer motion
control or the ol' fashioned way of just manually moving the
camera a frame at a time. Anyway .... if you are confused about the
terms used to described the camera movements .... look at this and forever
be informed and you will impress people .....
For STOP MOTION, some
devices & tools similar to what you see here below for
mounting your camera to and then achieve frame by frame camera movement