Monday, 30 September 2013

rule of thirds and 180 degree rule

Rule of thirds:
The rule of thirds is a concept in video and film production in which the frame is divided into into nine imaginary sections, as illustrated on the right. This creates reference points which act as guides for framing the image.
This music video by Big Sean shows a really good example of the director using the rule of thirds. In this screenshot we can see big sean's whole body in a clear shot, but only taking up one third of the screen. In the other two thirds of the screen there is a big plain background with added effects such as moving shadows and light editing. This allows the viewers to be able to look at something else while the artist is performing, but the focus is always on the artist performing.

180 degree rule:
This music video by Big Sean also uses the 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.

1 comment:

  1. Your explanations are accurate Joe, which shows you are working towards a Pass, however, you will need to relate this to some music videos you have seen to work towards a Merit.