From How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck, Page 111:
You gotta walk before you run, and in video, you gotta learn how to compose a shot before you start waving the camera around. Until you’re a pro, you’ll shoot better video if you don’t move the camera. But don’t worry—a static camera doesn’t mean a boring video.
There are some 90 cuts in Hitchcock’s famous Psycho shower scene, and in all but four the camera stays dead still (count for yourself!) The viewer’s sense of relentless, kinetic brutality comes from the cuts between them.
UPDATE: NBC/Universal’s lawyers have extra time on their hands, apparently, and so have pulled the Youtube clip I had embedded here. You’re going to have to click this link to watch.
While they certainly have the right to police the internet for copyright infringement, it seems a little shortsighted as a business decision, no? Posting a world-class clip from this 50 year-old movie will do nothing but increase the number of people who want to see the whole thing. Which you should, by the way.