1. The 180 Degree Rule
When you film a scene using separate shots, it’s important that people understand where everything in the scene is. You can use the 180 degree rule, together with looking space and eyeline match, to help them.
In film making, the 180-degree rule is a basic guideline regarding the on-screen spatial relationship between a character and another character or object within a scene. You can only stay one side of the 180 degree line; otherwise the audience will become disorientated and confused.
2. Shot reverse shot / Lens Selection
The next thing to consider is shot coverage. As much as this is guiding what the viewer sees, this also controls what they don’t see or even more specifically.
How they specifically see things or don’t see things. Confusing enough? Well I will let the video take it from here. Depending on the type of lens you use, that will really determine how you see the given scene.
3. Importance of Camera Movement
Whether a static camera on a #tripod, #dolly shot, #gimbal / #steadicam shot, #crane shot or another other way of moving a camera will work, you will want to breakdown the intention of your scene. Think about camera MOTIVATION before considering any type of shot. What is the motivation behind the camera movement and how does it help better tell your story.