In this tutorial I explain basic camera framing, angles and lens choice. I show that lens size really has nothing to do with framing.
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Welcome to the Lights Film School video tutorial on framing heights. In this video we'll discuss the importance of properly cropping your subject within a frame. Three common mistakes filmmakers often make when framing a subject are:
1. They leave too much 'room" above the subject's head which creates "dead space"
2. They fail to leave enough room above the subject's head "clipping" the top of their head with the top wall of the frame. While this may be advisable for some close-up shots, this is not advisable for medium or full shots.
3. They "cut off" or "amputate" their subject at the joints of their limbs.
Basic framing and shot composition - in a minute! No point in droning on and on about the Rule of Thirds and all that nonsense, but if you can keep just one idea in mind when setting up your shots, make it this one: Keep it interesting.