There are very few productions in which people are not the main subject.
In ‘Basic shots of people’ (page 68) we saw the regular methods of framing a single person. But how you compose shots during a production depends on whether that person is speaking directly to camera or turned to face someone else –
• A full-face shot is usually framed centrally.
• A three-quarter frontal position has slightly offset framing.
• A side-view has much greater offsetting.
As we saw earlier, if people are too far apart, you can often improve composition and reduce the central gap between them by arcing round a little to one side. You can also improve their relative proportions by altering the lens angle, and changing the ...