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Content balance

You're looking at a Fairbanks Morse 31-AD-18, 2800 horsepower diesel fuel engine, or as I like to call it, a really big piece of metal. This is one of four giant diesel engines in this power station, and I'm standing next to one. And as you can tell, it's a much larger than I am and it's not just that it's physically larger, it's these hard metal textures and repeating shapes and it's plainly a source of power. It's a very intimidating piece of machinery.

And we framed it in one side of our shot here, and I am balancing it in the other. And I'm showing you this by way of showing you that humans carry an extra kind of balancing power. Even though I am graphically very small, we tend to put more compositional weight onto images of humans than we do a similar object of this size. In other words, I, a mere human, can balance this huge, impressive piece of metal.

This is something to bear mind when you're working with people, particularly against landscape...

Content balance
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