This schematic shows the axis between two characters and the 180o arc on which cameras may be positioned (green). When cutting from the green arc to the red arc, the characters switch places on the screen. In film making, the 180-degree rule is a basic guideline regarding the on-screen spatial relationship between a character and … Continue reading 180 Degree Rule
Danish Filmmakers Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg started the avant-garde filmmaking movement Dogme 95 in 1995. They created the Dogme 95 Manifesto and Vows of Chastity. These were rules to create filmmaking based on traditional values of story, acting, and theme, and excluding the use of elaborate special effects or technology. They announced the Dogme movement on … Continue reading Dogme 95
MacGuffin is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator at the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation. Many or multiple MacGuffins are identified as plot coupons. History The name "MacGuffin" was first coined by the English screenwriter Angus MacPhail, though it was popularized by Alfred … Continue reading MacGuffin
Walter Murch, in his book "In the Blink of an Eye" says: [We] have difficulty accepting the kind of displacements that are neither subtle nor total: Cutting from a full-figure master shot, for instance, to a slightly tighter shot that frames the actors from the ankles up. The new shot in this case is different … Continue reading The 30 Degree Rule
A screenplay is a written document for a film which describes the screen direction essential to tell a story. Below we shall read more about various aspects of screenplay as well give some resources for you to further study and increase your knowledge about the subject.