Adding Depth to Space

Perspective, size, tone, and other cues add cinematic depth

Are you familiar with the phrase, “We need to create more depth in this frame”? I hear it a lot from cinematographers I work with. Most of the time, the reason behind this is to create a visual shot composition that is more interesting. Indeed, conjuring the illusion of three-dimensional space on a flat screen surface is an important filmmaking tool. However, other types of space in film can suit your story even better, if used with intention. Let’s talk about flat, limited, and ambiguous space, and how and when to apply them! And I promise to go much further than only looking at amazing Wes Anderson’s approach.

Read full article at CineD - Types of Space in Film Explained – Crafting Depth in Your Cinematic Story

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