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180 degree rule. This schematic shows the axis between two characters and the 180° arc on which cameras may be positioned (green).

180 degree rule

When cutting from the green arc to the red arc, the characters switch places on the screen. In film making, the 180-degree rule[1] 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 is always frame right of the second character, who is then always frame left of the first.

The camera passing over the axis is called jumping the line or crossing the line; breaking the 180-degree rule by shooting on all sides is known as shooting in the round. The object that is being filmed must always remain in the center, while the camera must always face towards the object. Example[edit] Common usage, pitfalls and solutions[edit] Usage[edit] Pitfalls[edit] Camera Angles. Camera angles and movements combine to create a sequence of images, just as words, word order and punctuation combine to make the meaning of a sentence.

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Please provide your input on this important decision. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world Introduction to Movie Making[edit] Appendices[edit] Mental_floss Blog » 15 Film Production Credits Explained. Ever wonder what all those strange credits are when they roll by at the end of a film? I used to, until I moved to LA, where I started meeting Best Boys and Dolly Grips with their kids when I took my son to the playground—yes, Hollywood, where you meet Gaffers and Armourers at your average Saturday night house party. So I started asking questions, and here's what I've learned: 1. Boom Operator No, this job has nothing to do with explosives or pyrotechnics. 2.

Exhibits Collection. Imagine a young child, eye level with a floor full of miniature toys, concentrating intently on building a make-believe world.

Exhibits Collection

To the child, the toys are not miniature figures made of plastic or wood. They are real characters with real adventures. The child frames the action, crafting scenes that unfold in a world of imagination. Looking through the lens of a camera as actors bring to life a writer's story, the filmmaker is also peering into a world of imagination. Join us as we explore this creative process, from the screenwriter's words to the editor's final cut. Film Directing and Film Making Tips for the Independent Filmmaker » Blog Archive » The 7-Step Film Directing Formula. - Filmmaking and Movie Making Resources. Make Better Video for YouTube.

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