Monday, 23 September 2013



Cinematography is the art of motion picture photography. It is the technique of movie photography, including both the shooting and development of the film.

Rule of Thirds-

The rule of thirds is a rule and/or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, painting and photographs.

This is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and their intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom line, or allowing linear features in the image to flow from section to section. The main reason for observing the rule of thirds is to discourage placement of the subject at the center, or prevent a horizon from appearing to divide the picture in half.

180'C Rule- 
the 180'c rule is a basic guideline regarding the on-screen spatial relationship between a character and another character or object within a scene. An imaginary line called the axis connects the characters and by keeping the camera on one side of this axis for every shot in the scene, the first character will always be frame right of the second character, who is then always frame left of the first.


  1. Pass - Your descriptions are accurate, but for Merit or higher you would need some clear photo or video examples of what you describe embedded with your description.

  2. Your section on cinematography must include description and examples of a range of shot types and moves to demonstrate technical understanding.