Framing Techniques In Film & Video: Guiding the Viewer's Eye

Framing Techniques In Film & Video: Guiding the Viewer's Eye

Framing techniques in film and video usually focus on composition and the 1/3 rule. But what about guiding the viewer’s focus in the frame? What about all that other stuff vying for their attention?

What are different ways in your frame to guide the viewer’s focus, their attention, to what you want? And how do you avoid objects stealing focus? We look at ways using composition, detail and lighting/contrast.

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