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Scaling down – Have subjects move to the background (Part 1)

Making characters move towards the background scales them down on screen. Unsurprisingly, the emotional response from the audience is more or less the opposite to that associated to having them come to the foreground. But shrinking characters in the frame comes with Continue reading

Frame splitting – Dividers (Part 2)

Frame ‘dividers’ divide screen space, right, but not necessarily evenly. In the second part of this article, we will see the impact of the ‘compartment’ relative size on the characters and how dividers can be staged to take an even bigger part in the storytelling process. Continue reading