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Basic Rules Rule of Thirds and 180 degree Rule divide the frame into three vertical thirds, and three horizontal thirds grid acts as a guideline to show where the points of interest should be it’s more visually interesting to have your point of interest along one of these thirds lines instead of dead center interviewing someone put your subject on one of the thirds lines instead of right in the middle more appealing composition rule of thumb, but like all rules, it can be broken eye will tell you what looks good important rule for aesthetics: 180-degree rule audience is looking at your movie on an imaginary stage keep your camera on one side of the stage the audience can follow what’s happening cut from one actor to another stay on the same side of the 180 degrees don’t let your audience get confused about the point of view that they’re taking Shot Framing
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Unformatted text preview: ● framing your shots is important ○ the foreground ■ your subject ■ edges of the screen are the frame, and you can decide what’s in it ■ what do you want to have in your frame? ■ what do you want to exclude? ■ how close or far away do you want your subject to be? ○ the backgrounds ○ framing your subject involves an initial decision about how close you want to be to your subject ○ move the camera closer or you can zoom in ■ aesthetics ■ results in having the subject fill more of the screen ● wide shot shows the subject and a lot of background and surrounding space ● mid-shot can be from the waist up ● close-up might be head-and shoulders ● an extreme close-up might be just part of the face ● have a variety of shots, from wide to mid to close ● certain types of framed shots are standard in moviemaking...
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