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.

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Actors
Courtney Shaffer

Wayne Roadie

More on Composition used in the art world

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Graphic with more types of compositions

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Music
“Right Place, Right Time”
by Silent Partner from YouTube Audio Library

“Comparsa – Latinesque” by Kevin MacLeod
licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
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Stills
By Johannes Vermeer – lAHeqBoLaePtEA at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain,

By Sandro Botticelli – cgHULpr5dnz9JA at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain,

By James Abbott McNeill Whistler – Musée d’Orsay, Public Domain,

By Rembrandt – www.uni-leipzig.de : Home : Info : Pic, Public Domain,

By Rembrandt – [1], Public Domain,

By Sandro Botticelli – Public Domain,

By Frederic Remington – NgFOqvqn8LtPew at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain,

By Frederic Remington – dQE-yjyW6G50WQ at Google Cultural Institute, zoom level maximum, Public Domain,

By Johannes Vermeer – Unknown, Public Domain,

By Frederic Remington – Hood Museum, Public Domain,

By Jan Matejko – Public Domain,

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt

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