Friday, 15 November 2013

cinematography 180 degree rule and rule of 3rd video

The video 'Haven't met you yet' by Michael Buble is a good example of the 180 degree rule because there is a wide shot of him singing and immediately after is a close shot of him singing with the same background for both shots.

Rule of thirds:  This video I ran by flock of seagulls is a good example of rule of thirds as is shows the singer in the middle of the screen linked to the camera being central. And the keyboard he is playing is also in the centre of the screen which shows it has a key significance to the video. The rule of thirds is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and their intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom line, or allowing linear features in the image to flow from section to section.

When you join shots together using shot reverse shot,  you need to be careful about eyeline match. This means that the gaze of the character in one shot has to line up with the person or thing they’re looking at in the next shot, as in Shots 3 and 4. To get this right, you should put both camera positions at a similar distance from the axis.

180 degree rule 
In film making, the 180-degree rule is a basic guideline regarding the on-screen spatial relationship between a character and another character or object within a scene. An imaginary line called the axis connects the characters and by keeping the camera on one side of this axis for every shot in the scene, the first character will always be frame right of the second character, who is then always frame left of the first. If the camera passes over the axis, it is called jumping the line or crossing the line. 

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