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The 30-Degree Rule: A Trick All DPs and Editors Should Know

Learn how to avoid disorienting cuts with the 30-degree rule. We all know the 180-degree rule. It's a technique filmmakers use to make sure that the talent is always looking in the right direction on-screen by never letting your camera cross the centerline of the action. The lesser-known (yet often-used) 30-degree rule basically its cousin, and when used in congruence with the 180-degree rule, can seamlessly cover a scene and make editing a whole lot easier. In this great video, the team over at The Film Look breaks down what the 30-degree rule is, how to follow it during a shoot, and how to use it once in post. Check it out below: The 30-degree rule is important for both DPs and editors to keep in mind, because if the DP doesn't get enough coverage, the editor won't be able to do their job. But how does it work? The main benefits of the 30-degree rule are to keep a distinct dissimilarity to each one of your cuts and to create a more seamless flow to the scene. Uh...what? Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Tuesday, 16 July

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