Chapter EightConcluding Thoughts


Know the Rules Before You Break the Rules

The Reason for Shooting Is Editing

Your Shots Should Enhance the Entire Story

Involve the Viewer as Much as Possible

Take Pride in the Quality of Your Work

Practice Proper Set Etiquette

Know Your Equipment

Be Familiar with Your Subject Matter

Understand Lighting – Both Natural and Artificial

Study What Has Already Been Done

This book has presented some of the basic principles of visual grammar in filmmaking, described a number of different shot types, and offered some common working practices. None of this material is carved in stone and much of it is open to interpretation. Different people may call things by different names or choose to approach ...

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