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The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide, 2nd Edition by Anthony Q. Artis

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Introduction

Your composition (i.e., framing) and choice of images are the main elements of visual storytelling. How you frame your shot will help communicate to your audience the tone of the scene, the perspective of the piece, and how they should feel about your subject, just to name a few. Below are some basics to keep in mind when shooting docs.

The Rule of Thirds

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When framing ...

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