One key component of cinematography is composition. Composition is basically what the frame is made up of. More specifically think geometric in terms of what is in your shot.

    If you have some prior knowledge to this subject it includes converging lines, frames within frames, perspective and much more.

    One rule of thumb when composing a shot is to use the rule of thirds grid. This concept has been used for hundreds of years in photography, filmmaking, and even painting.

    But there is a challenger to the rule of thirds called the Phi grid. The Phi grid uses a mathematical sequence of numbers to create a “perfect picture”.

    But is it always necessary? Find out which is better to use on set and hopefully boost your cinematography skills!

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    • Micah McWhorter

      Cinematographer

      Micah is a young cinematographer pursuing documentary filmmaking. He gained his first on set experience on The Out of The Woods Project as a 1st AC. He is now continuing his career with The Initiative Production Company in Brisbane, Australia.

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