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Posts by: Brett Lamb

Silhouettes

Silhouettes

Silhouettes are a great way to make someone look menacing or mysterious. Simply position your actor in…

Low angle

Low angle

Low angle shots are often used to convey a sense of power. In Drive (2011), director Nicholas…

Frame within a frame

Frame within a frame

Using a frame within a frame is a great way to draw your audience’s attention to part…

Extreme close up

Extreme close up

The extreme close up is incredibly important.  When you’re telling any story, there are small details you…

Undershot

Undershot

An undershot is when the camera is positioned directly beneath the subject, looking up. Given that this is an unusual…

Wide angle close up

Wide angle close up

Getting close to your subject with a wide angle lens will distort the fact of your actor and…

Deep staging

Deep staging

Deep staging is one of the secrets for creating engaging and aesthetically pleasing cinematic images. To create deep staging…

Back to the camera

Back to the camera

Positioning an actor with their back to the camera is one way to create a sense of mystery and…

No nose room

No nose room

No nose room is a great way to make your characters seem trapped and without options. When…

Mirror talk

Mirror talk

Mirror talk is a great way to get away from conventional shot reverse shot when shooting dialogue and inject a…

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