Tuesday, 1 October 2013

180 degrees rule, left third and cinematography

In film making, the 180-degree rule is a basic guideline regarding the on-screen spatial relationship between a character and another character or object within a scene. An imaginary line called the axis connects the characters and by keeping the camera on one side of this axis for every shot in the scene, the first character will always be frame right of the second character, who is then always frame left of the first. If the camera passes over the axis, it is calledjumping the line or crossing the line.

The rule of thirds is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designsfilmspaintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would.

Cinematography (from Greece) is the art or science of motion picture-photography. It is the technique of movie photography, including both the shooting and development of the film. Thecinematographer could also be referred to as the film director's main visual collaborator.

1 comment:

  1. Harry, these definitions are all copy/pasted. to work towards Pass I'd like you to try and explain them in your own words.