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September 26, 2007 Composition An attempt to take a flat image and make it three-dimensional to immerse the audience in the film. Framing The boundary within which a filmmaker works. The artist selects a subject and frames it, makes it the focus of their frame. Selection, and then order, as the artist arranges their subject in the way that they want it. Order is necessary to evoke the feelings that the artist wants to. Classical Frame (The Grapes of Wrath) (Aspect Ratio: 1.33.21) Widescreen (Babette’s Feast)(Aspect Ratio: Panavision 35 (Hud) (Aspect Ratio: 2.35) The frame began as a square/rectangle because in the old days, movies were projected on stages for exhibition. In general, the frame gives a picture a focus and feeling. The frame is also black in films so that there is constant contrast between the picture and the frame, to create an isolating effect. The center of the frame always draws the most immediate attention. If one places lots of visual designs on the top of the frame, the viewer feels diminished. If
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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