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Breaking the "fourth wall"

Breaking the "fourth wall": Creating a Short Film: 05 Directing
Breaking the "fourth wall": Creating a Short Film: 05 Directing

In television and filmmaking, it's often said that the screen that is used to view the video is like a fourth wall. When the illusion of cinema is broken, such as when an actor looks directly into the camera lens, it is said this is breaking the fourth wall. Occasionally, this is done intentionally as characters connect with the audience. Generally breaking the 4th wall is something to avoid.

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Skill Level Intermediate
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Filmmaking Video Video Pre-Production

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