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Camera is moving, mounted on a slider probably, from the left to the right. This is technically referred to as a “dolly” or “trucking” shot. In a “Pan” the camera does move, but rotates its view horizontally (changing the degree the camera’s view is angled up or down is called a “tilt”). The background is out of focus due to a shallow depth of field. To achieve an out-of-focus background, use a wider apeture (f-stop), move foreground object closer and the background farther away. A larger image sensor will also have less depth of field than a smaller one.