Understanding Space in Film (Part 3)


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In part 1 and part 2 of this series on understanding space in film, we explored the idea of the frame creating the illusion of space both in it and outside of it. Continuing with that, we'll introduce some more kinds of spacial concepts.   Foreground … [Read more...]

Understanding Space in Film (Part 2)


In part 1 we introduced the idea that as filmmakers, our canvas is the frame and everything happens inside of it. There are notable exceptions as some films have a live theatrical component to them but for the most part the screen is what you have to work with. What if I told you this isn't … [Read more...]

Understanding Space in Film (Part 1)


Space, or the illusion of space, is incredibly important in filmmaking. With it, you control not only what the audience sees, but how you want them to see it. There are a few simple ways of controlling space, the easiest to explain is the frame.   The Frame Simply put, stuff happens … [Read more...]