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Digital Filmmaking for Beginners A Practical Guide to Video Production by Michael K. Hughes

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Picture Composition
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When an audience begins to view your production, the first thing they see (after any opening titles and credits) is how the camera is capturing the subject. If that is done well, the audience will never notice how level the camera is, how smooth the camera moves are, and how well things are composed within the frame. Sad to say, they rarely notice your best work…but they sure will notice if you do it poorly.
Framing and Composition
The objective of this chapter is to give you some hints on how to make your camera work so good that the audience will never notice it. Bizarre, isn’t it? But, as soon as they notice poor camera ...

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