Pulling focus is arguably the 1st Assistant Camera's most important duty.
A shot can be beautifully lit, impeccably framed, and feature Oscar-winning acting, but if it's not in focus, it's likely to end up on the cutting room floor. That's what's at stake for the focus puller.
So when you're asked to perform a rack focus, the pressure couldn't be higher.
That's why you want to make sure you nail it — and not just focus wise. You also want to perform the rack focus with the right style and the right speed.
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