9 Essential Tips For Filming The Most Striking Scenes And Establishing Shots
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Extremely valuable pointers for craft of shot composition that are essential to keep in mind!
Considering that film is such a strongly visual medium -- as a filmmaker -- you not only want your shots to just look aesthetically pleasing, but you also want them to be remarkably striking to the eye. You want the viewers to gaze at the screen and think “Wow, that’s a really great frame!” no matter what type of budget you’re working with.
Photographer Toma Boncui (he goes by Photo Tom on his YouTube channel) has put together an in-depth yet easy-to-follow video that focuses on composing exquisite landscape and establishing shots. The 9-minute piece serves as a helpful and informative (and example-based) guide to techniques such as filling the frame, the rule of thirds, using negative space, and much more.
These are all extremely valuable pointers regarding the careful craft of shot composition, and they’re essential to keep in mind for when you set up that next perfect shot.
Check out the video below: