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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 4th Edition by Videomaker

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30Framing Good Shots

 

Brian Pogue

 

 

 

 

The images you record are the building blocks and foundation of your video productions. As your foundation, some thought and planning should go into how your shots are composed. A well-composed shot grabs and holds your viewer’s attention. It also influences the mood of the scene or the comfort level of the audience.

When done right, the composition will not draw attention to itself. Instead, it will instill a sense of normalcy and stability. On the other hand, a poorly composed shot will have the opposite effect. It will distract the audience, or worse, make a scene entirely unwatchable.

In this article we’ll give you some basic composition guidelines that experts use as their foundation, as well ...

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