Sunday, January 31, 2010

Film Making 101 Tutorial One: Rule of Thirds / Composition

I have always used the rule of thirds as more of a guideline than a rule. That being said, it's good to know rules if your going to break them.

The rule is simple, divide your frame up into thirds horizontally and vertically.(see the black box below) Now for the magic, place your subject on the intersecting points. That's it, easy as pie.

I've rendered out a cinematic sequence of frames to help you visualize this concept in filmmaking.

(Quick Tip) I like to start low for wide shots. As I move in the camera raises and levels out.

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