Monday, February 1, 2010

Film Making 101 Tutorial Two: 180° Rule Part One

The elusive line. What is it? Where is it? Why do I care?

The 180° rule states that two characters must have the same left/right relationship to maintain spacial continuity. If the camera passes over the line, the scene will reverse and cause confusion to the viewer.

The 180° line splits your characters down the center.(as shown in the diagram below)

Here is what a sequence looks like with correct line use.

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