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QuickTips Episode 6: Composition

June 14th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Framing and compositon, the rule of thirds, the guideframe, all aim at one thing, making better video. This episode of QuickTips discusses the Rule of Thirds.

Most cameras today have a guideframe, check in the menus and turn it on and use it until you get used to composing your shots.If you’re looking for more detailed information, a trip to the library to look at art composition books, or even just watching television or movies with a more informed eye can teach you a lot.

Tags: television · tutorial · Uncategorized · video

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 How to frame video interviews using the rule of thirds | News Videographer // Jun 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    [...] Bill Mecca has a great tutorial that will show you how to use the rule of thirds to frame your interviews. The rule of thirds is a basic composition guideline that’s also important when you’re shooting b-roll. [...]

  • 2 @codytoshiro // Jun 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Great video. I’ve posted it on my blog.

    I wish there was a tag or category or something for your QuickTips series, though. They’re really quite good.

  • 3 admin // Jun 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks Cody, glad you find them helpful. I’m just trying to pass along what I know video and audiowise and am always open to suggestions.

  • 4 Live Happy // May 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Great video.

    I got it! I’m going to check my camera to see if it has that feature on it.


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