Composition: Donʼt put it in second place when you shoot!!

Composition: Donʼt put it in second place when you shoot!!

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Most of us are shooting weddings without having any kind of knowledge about cinema rules and language of the image. You donʼt have to read this like having to go to school to learn how to shoot, but sometimes understanding some fundamentals would help us a lot to express what we want to say.

Most of us are shooting weddings without having any kind of knowledge about cinema rules and language of the image. You donʼt have to read this like having to go to school to learn how to shoot, but sometimes understanding some fundamentals would help us a lot to express what we want to say.

We jump into the world of cinematography with focusing on the image quality, the best lens or best camera, the best plug ins and software to use. While focusing on these things we sometimes forget to study in which way we should look inside the viewfinder and press that overused record button.

Storytelling is the main goal for every filmmaker, so we want to shoot meaningful images which transfer the emotion or sensation we want to express to the viewer. One element, one of the most important ones, and often forgotten, is completely free and right in front of you to use: the composition!

The composition and the infinite rules which will help you a lot to give deep impact to your image. It is the main tool with an universal language. Like every rule can be broken it is still worth understanding it so you can achieve the feeling that you want to transfer.

One great book suggested by Philip White on the stage of For Loveʼs Sake in Rotterdam is: The Filmmakerʼs Eye of Gustavo Mercado

 

 

And here I want to leave you with a great video Iʼve found on youtube about composition in cinema: Video ref. from the youtube Channel  https://www.patreon.com/Channel_Criswell