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The Videomaker's Journey: part eight
Framing and composing the shots - 3.

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Framing devices.

Framing devices can be used to increase the sense of depth and should be used whenever possible for scenic views.

Example of a framing shot using an archway. Example of framing through an archway. Example of framing with a bridge.
Fig. 11a SAN GIMIGNANO
ITALY

Fig. 11b SAN GIMIGNANO
ITALY

Fig. 11c PONTE FABRICO
ROME, ITALY

Example of framing with water reeds. Example of framing with water fountain jets. Example of framing with trees and vegetation.
Fig. 11d LAKE GRASMERE
ENGLAND

Fig 11e BRISBANE
AUSTRALIA

Fig. 11f MONET’S GARDEN
FRANCE

Example of framing with vegetation. Example of framing a lake with reeds.
Fig. 11g MONET’S GARDEN
FRANCE

Fig. 11h LAKE GRASMERE
ENGLAND

Dealing with the background.

This is also important when taking shots of people. When you move the video camera back and then zoom in a bit to compensate, the background objects become larger. Alternatively, when you move the video camera closer, the background objects become smaller. See Fig’s 12a and 12b.

Example where camera is close and background is small. Example where camera is further away and background is large.
Fig. 12a CAMERA IS CLOSE
background is small

Fig. 12b CAMERA IS MOVED BACK
background is large


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