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The Visual Story, 2nd Edition by Bruce Block

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CHAPTER 3 Space

Space is a complex visual component. It not only defines the screen where all the other visual components are seen, but space itself has several subcomponents that must be explained. This chapter is divided into two parts. Part One defines the four subcomponents of space: deep, flat, limited, and ambiguous. Part Two discusses aspect ratio, surface divisions, and open and closed space.

PART ONE: THE PRIMARY SUBCOMPONENTS

The real world that we live in is three-dimensional, having height, width, and depth. But the physical nature of a screen is strictly two-dimensional. Movie, television, and computer screens are flat surfaces that can be measured in height and width but, practically speaking, have no depth.

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