Making tracks.

darren aronofsky tracking shot

Darren Aronofsky, or Dazza Azzonofzka as he’s also commonly known, is one of the most prolific filmmakers working today. Despite Noah being, well, a bit of a stinker, Aronofksy’s work is undoubtedly unique and passionate filmmaking. He also likes tracking shots. Don’t believe us? We’ve got proof, in this neat short video made by Vimeo user Jacob Swinney, who’s compiled a montage of tracking shots from what is clearly Aronofsky’s favourite vantage point.

“Darren Aronofsky seems to favor tracking shots that capture his characters from behind rather than the front or side (most frequently in The Wrestler and Black Swan). Using a dolly, Steadicam, Snorricam, or handheld camera, Aronosfky makes us feel as if we are being dragged through a scene. These shots are most often employed when his characters are experiencing times of stress or disorder. As they journey blindly into the unknown, we are forced to follow them.”

Check out the video below – 

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