Orient Your Audience with the 180-Degree Video Filming Rule

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Watch when to use, when to break and when to bend the 180-degree camera rule from StudioBinder.

This instructional video explains the basic steps and applications of the 180-degree rule in filmmaking with shot-by-shot examples. Using this rule will keep your audience oriented to the movement of the on-screen character. For example, if two characters are facing each other, using the 180-degree rule keeps characters grounded on a particular side of the screen or frame, and keeps them looking at one another when only one character is onscreen. Remember this while filming interviews to keep the interviewer and interviewee facing each other. This video breaks down how to follow the 180-degree rule, and how to bend or break it to achieve maximum effectiveness from your scene.

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