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Framing Techniques In Film & Video

Framing Techniques In Film & Video

Framing techniques in film and video usually focus on composition and the 1/3 rule. But what about guiding the viewer's focus in the frame? What about all that other stuff vying for their attention?

What are different ways in your frame to guide the viewer's focus, their attention, to what you want? And how do you avoid objects stealing focus? We look at ways using composition, detail and lighting/contrast.

Shoot an Interview: without Lights and with Good Audio

Shoot an Interview: without Lights and with Good Audio

You need to shoot an interview. Maybe it’s for a documentary, a client video, a youtube video. How do you do it? Maybe you’ll shoot them in their house? Their office? Outside? Do you need lights? And what about the audio? What if you don’t know much about lighting or audio? What do you do?

We’ll show you the two most important tips on how to shoot without lights and how to get great audio.

Different Types Of Camera Shots And Angles

Different Types Of Camera Shots And Angles

Knowing the names of the different types of camera shots is important but how do you decide when to use them? Would a close-up, medium close-up or medium shot work best for this scene? Should I use over the shoulder shots for a conversation? And what if the characters are not even facing each other? We'll show you the differences and the why to help you decide what shots work best for your projects.

Framing and Composition Cinematography: Going Beyond the 1/3 Rule

Framing and Composition Cinematography: Going Beyond the 1/3 Rule

Most videos on framing and composition in cinematography focus on the 1/3 rule. But the creative art world has thousands of years of experience playing with composition. Let's learn how they use symmetrical and asymmetrical balance, shapes like the circle, triangle, L, and others to guide the viewer's' focus and create a feeling with shots for their story.