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pan across to (someone or something)

To rotate the field of view of a video camera until it focuses on someone or something. The film opens on a dramatic view of the Grand Canyon at dusk before panning across to a man sitting in his car watching the sunset. Start by filming the athletes running on the track, then pan across to the stadium of cheering fans.
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pan across to someone or something

to turn or rotate a film or television camera so that the picture follows movement or moves to and settles on someone or something. The camera panned across to Mary, who was sitting, looking out the window. The camera operator panned across to the window on the opposite side of the room.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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