Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video The rule of thirds, part of Cinematic Composition for Video Productions.
- The Rule of Thirds is quite possibly the most…common and well-known visual rule of composition.…It has been used for hundreds of years,…and has been applied to photography and painting.…Let's start by drawing two horizontal lines…and two vertical lines across our frame.…We have now divided the frame…into nine equal size rectangles.…Many cameras have a built-in grid view option…that allows the operator to have a visual…representation of these guidelines.…These lines can help remind you of this principle…as you get used to composing in this manner.…
Let's take a look at this grid.…The Rule of Thirds is based on the principle…that the center of an image is not actually…the most important point for registering with the human eye.…Instead of dead center, we analyze a frame…by starting from one of these four points.…Let's take a look at an image…and superimpose these guiding lines.…Notice how the points of interest align…with the guidelines and intersections.…The horizon falls on the lower horizon line.…
The subject rests up on the right vertical line…
- 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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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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