Re: So I started with this show...
The decision to film documentary style was what visually set the show apart for previous SciFi series IMO.
I agree... I instantly noticed this tactic, the "zooming in and out before focusing on the subject". I thought it added a bit of realism to the obviously CGI shots. Part of what made nuBSG work for me.
~Tighr™: Not helping the situation since 1983