The Basic Rules of Composition |

Published on: February 27, 2017

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Your frame is your canvas — fill it with things that are useful to your story and arrange them in a way that is pleasing to the viewer.Composition is the art of arranging objects in a frame. There are actually shapes and alignments that people find pleasing, but movie composition also needs to tell a story. The arrangement of your objects and actors in a frame can add to your storytelling by emphasizing some and de-emphasizing others. In a big-budget Hollywood film, the director has the expert input of a director of photography. In smaller budget movies the director often does double duty.

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