Advanced Composition Techniques with Ex Machina

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Advanced Composition Techniques with Ex Machina

Most directors understand the basics of camera placement. We have all learned about establishing shots, medium close ups, ots, etc. But simply shooting your film in a by-the-numbers traditional way will not only make your film feel stale, but you are also missing out on a very powerful way to show what is happening in your story visually. The following video by Film-Drunk Love takes a look at the way Ex Machina uses composition to express the relationship between characters.

Composition in Storytelling

For a more general overview of composition for filmmakers, check out Lewis Criswell’s very thorough video.


 

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