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ABOUT THIS MODULE

Since the majority of movies involve people in the frame, understanding how to best frame them is critical. Subtle camera changes can have a tremendous impact on how the audience perceives a character, and knowing these techniques will enhance your options as a director.
 
In this module, you will learn techniques for framing people from lead room to headroom, how networks and major studios influence framing choices of their programs, how to use single and dirty shots to convey connection or distance between characters, and how directors and cinematographers decide on common guidelines for each production.
 
Combine the power of your actors’ performance with strong cinematic technique to create compelling scenes in your movie.
 
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 17:19 video that shows you techniques for framing people
  • Complete resource guide

LEARN

  • How to properly frame people
  • Lead room and how to use it
  • Head room and how to use it
  • How to communicate with the director, cinematographer and camera operator to get the look you're going for
  • How to frame multiple actors
  • Working with over the shoulder shots
"Finally... a complete resource for independent filmmakers! Thank you, Jason Tomaric for succinctly compiling all the most pertinent and useful information so that when my memory needs jogging, help is just a click away! Your generosity in sharing your success formula is so refreshing."
 
   - Amina Fakir, Producer
 
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