Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Match cut

The 180° rule is a filming guideline that actors in a scene should have the same left-right relationship to each other, with filming only taking place within the 180° angle in which this is maintained in a conversation, for example.

  • For example, if two people are having a conversation (a man and a women)
  • If the first shot the man is on the left and then it cuts to a different angle with the man on the right it will disorientate the viewer and break the flow of the scene. 
  •    Shot-reverse-shots can be used to show other things in the film without breaking the 180 ° rule.
Shot reverse shot can be done like this

  • Show the character looking
  • Show what the character is looking at
  • Show the characters reaction to what they are seeing

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