Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
Video Composition Rules
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Video Composition Rules

  • 1,817 views
Published

 

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
1,817
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1

Actions

Shares
Downloads
56
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Video Composition Rules Santha Kumar
  • 2. Start out playing by the rules
  • 3. History
    • Many centuries ago, artists developed rules to guide them when painting or positioning objects in a rectangular frame.
    • They discovered that certain placements were more pleasing and that the eye was drawn to some areas of the canvas more readily.
    • You can use what they discovered to help tell your stories more effectively.
  • 4. The Rule of Thirds
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9. Framing the Subject
    • When framing your subject, move the camera so that the prominent subject elements fall along one of the third lines, preferably at a point where those lines intersect.
    • If you can't move the camera to a good spot, try to move the subject (kind of tough if you're shooting a mountain!)
  • 10. Don't just accept whatever happens
  • 11. Room at the top
    • Headroom refers to the amount of space between the top of a person's head and the top of your frame.
  • 12.  
  • 13.  
  • 14.  
  • 15.  
  • 16. Lead them on
    • Lead space refers to space in front of your subject.
  • 17.  
  • 18.  
  • 19.  
  • 20.  
  • 21.  
  • 22. What's in the background?
    • Most of your shots will include background elements that are part of the location where you're shooting.
    • Make sure what's in the background of your shot doesn't draw your viewer's attention from your main subject.
      • We've all seen live TV interviews, shot on location, where somebody in the background is waving or making faces at the camera. This is one type of distracting background you need to try to avoid.
  • 23.  
  • 24.  
  • 25.  
  • 26.  
  • 27. What's in the background?
    • Always check what's in the background of the shot you are framing.
    • You might also be able to put the background out of focus by decreasing the depth of field in your shot.
  • 28. Mergers
    • Mergers are another form of distracting background.
    • Background objects or strong vectors that visually merge with your subject can not only be distracting, they can be down right humorous.
    • Again, reposition the camera or the subject to avoid mergers.
  • 29.  
  • 30.  
  • 31.