Coffee & Content - 6 Rules for Video Composition & Cuts and Transitions 101

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Happy Sunday, Creative Army!

Summer's here, the coffee's on, and we've got some great content to go with it. So let's stir it up, shall we?

First up, for those focusing on documentaries or a single subject, a strong reminder of the importance of the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds divides the frame into a 3X3 grid, with each intersecting point offering an ideal place to frame your subject. This, and five other video composition techniques are covered in our first video from B&H Photo Video, 6 Rules for Video Composition.

Our second video is Cuts and Transitions 101, and dives deep into the importance of a cut. A quick, clean cut can change the viewers perspective and change the story within seconds. A rapid series of cuts can rev up a story or shift the mood just as quickly. No matter how you decide to cut, it can make or break a story line. So choose carefully.

As always, I ask you to get out there and share this content with those who you think could benefit from viewing. Post it on your other social media accounts - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc - or simply drop someone an email with the link. Sharing is caring.

And, of course, I welcome thoughts, rantings, and musings in the comments section below.

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Enjoy the content and the coffee!

Cheers!

RB

 

6 Rules for Video Composition



Cuts & Transitions 101


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