Dolly shots and zooms are two common techniques used to help tell stories in films. But when should you dolly, and when should you zoom? They have very different emotional effects on audiences. Film Riot host Ryan Connolly provides some insights in a new tutorial. Take note: Zooming was pervasive in the 60s and 70s but then became regarded as outdated. Though zooms have experienced a comeback as a retro technique, they have taken a backseat to dolly moves, notes NoFilmSchool.