Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the lines of a scene, part of Cinematic Composition for Video Productions.
- Another aspect to take into account when composing a shot…is the natural architectural lines of the scene.…As a viewer, it is natural to follow…these lines with our eyes,…so we can use these lines to draw the viewer…deeper into the frame or pull them out.…Let's take a look at an example.…Here we see a man standing against a stone wall.…The horizontal lines of the image…intersect with the subject at perpendicular angles.…The lines do not draw us into the frame,…but rather reinforce the grid-like…pattern of the background.…
By shifting the camera to the side,…we can get a very different perspective.…By implementing the rule of thirds…and recognizing the lines of the background,…we are able to create a much more dynamic image.…The lines of the wall now run back into space,…drawing the viewer into the subject.…Perspective lines can be used in other ways as well.…Here we have positioned the subject…so the lines direct the viewer's attention…to the center of the frame.…
By being aware of naturally occurring lines…within your frame, you can create dynamic compositions…
- 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
Video Foundations: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Intermediate
Video Production: Location Lightingwith Anthony Q. Artis59m 35s Intermediate
Camera Movement for Video Productionswith Eduardo Angel46m 48s Intermediate
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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