media production: rule of 3

Video 1. Shot composition basics for film and television

  • Visual elements which are arranged on screen are known to be just as essential as what is being shown/said. This is also known as ‘visual story telling’, which is what initially should be capturing the audience’s attention as well as the psychology of character.

Whiles watching this video, I took down some notes on some of the rules which involves filmatrography.

RULES OF THIRD: This involves splitting your screen into 9 (3×3) even sections, then placing your subjects within the intersection/ along the lines as I helps to create more interest and energy. (An example is shown before in figure 1)

Figure 1
Figure 1

2. Head Room: Known as the distance between the subject’s head and the top of the frame



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