A quick pan from one position to another caused by spinning the camera on its vertical axis and resulting in a blurring of details between the two points. Sometimes a swish pan is used as a transition by creating a blur and then ending the blur at an action in an entirely different place or time.pennstateintegrativeartsdepartment
A swish pan looks like a blur as one scene changes to another–the camera appears to be moving rapidly from right to left or left to right.
Also called: flick pan | zip pan | whip pan. | A panning shot in which the intervening scene moves past too quickly to be observed. It approximates psychologically the action of the human eye as it moves from one subject to another.