3 Responses to “Framing your video”

  1. Mike August 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    I’ve been learning a lot from your videos, thanks for the series.

    I notice that on most of your videos you don’t seem to use the rule of thirds, that you are centered in the screen. Why is that? I’m not trying to be facetious.

    Is there another rule that says when you use it and when you don’t, like teaching or news presentation? It seems like reporters on a newscast are usually centered too.

    • Mike August 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

      Never mind, I thought I was responding to the rule of thirds video. This video actually explains it quite well.

  2. Drew August 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Thanks Mike. It appears you have figured the framework now, but to rephrase the “rule” most direct education | first person-style videos are framed as if the presenter is talking directly to the viewer. I sometimes move off center if the balance feels better, but usually I center up the shot. As with any rule in video, this is more of a starting point than a hard and fast rule.

    Again, thank you Mike for watching. And if you have any other questions or topic ideas feel free to drop me a line.

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