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

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47Composition 101

 

Kyle Cassidy

 

 

 

 

Ask a lot of people what makes good art, and they’ll all have a different opinion, from an artist’s use of color and paint to the subject matter or design, but one thing they’ll all nearly note what separates the amateurs from the masters is composition.

The Screen Is Your Canvas

Videographers, photographers and painters are all very similar. Besides getting invited to all the best parties, they each need to tell a story within the four walls of a frame. These frames differ in dimension, but the principle remains the same: the screen is the real estate you are using to sell your vision. Use it wisely.

There are movies like The Cell, Snow Falling on Cedars and Sisters that I believe you could pause at ...

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