Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Mastering color and contrast, part of Cinematic Composition for Video Productions.
- Just as in still photography, an important…principle for composition is paying attention…to tonal contrast within your frames.…The human eye naturally gravitates towards…the highlights of an image, so it is important…to include areas of light and dark.…This causes the viewer to take in the highlight and then…explore the rest of the image, taking in the detail.…It sets up the visual dynamism between dark and light tones.…Contrast is the difference between…the bright and dark sections of an image.…
When an image is flat or lacking contrast,…the subject does not have any visual weight.…Another way to create compelling imagery…and focus the viewer's attention is through the use…of complementary color pairings.…This can be done through a combination of…background selection and set design or costuming.…Let's take a look at a quick example.…In this example, we can see how the color palette…of the scene dictates the focal point.…
Blue, green, and violet are considered cool colors.…Cooler colors convey feelings of tranquility and attachment.…
- The basics of composition
- Exploring the rule of thirds
- Comparing balanced and unbalanced compositions
- Understanding the importance of using establishing shots
- Working with point of view
- Modifying the height of the camera
- Understanding the lines of a scene
- Creating depth
- Incorporating unusual or unexpected angles
- Knowing when to break the rules
- Using viewfinder apps
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Framing a Shot: The Basics of Composition
2. Establishing a Scene
3. Perspective and Movement
4. Dynamic Composition
5. Breaking the Rules
6. Technical Considerations
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