Reflection on Interviewing Camera Framing

When filming an interview it is incredibly important to consider the rule of thirds. The subject should be on one of the third lines. and the eye level should sit around the third line. This gives allowances for looking space and head room. Interviews can look awkward if the subject is placed central.

In the image below it shows how a camera should be set up for a interview ruleofthirds.jpg

This is a good example to some extent however, if I was to reframe this shot I would allow more head room above the subjects head. Saying that I still think this would work. Where the looking room is, is the direction I would ask to guy to turn slightly and speak towards. This would allow the subject to talk across the shot and not out of shot. Titles could be used in the negative space to add more details.


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