Composition II - Aesthetics and balance
Good composition is also about aesthetics. In order to achieve this, you have to compose shots that give the viewer’s eye something that’s naturally comfortable to rest upon.
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In step 2, we take our clear and conscious composition and make it beautiful.
We carry on with holiday footage, because the previous point still stands: composition doesn’t require expensive resources, only the filmmaker’s awareness. Okay, so maybe exotic locations help, but you get the point.
Back to aesthetics. Some may say; that it’s highly subjective. I may say; we’re a pack of sheep. The proof is in the the Rule of Thirds, and that's why I talk a lot about in the video. There is of course, so much more to the Rule of Thirds than what I managed to cram in here! So, I highly recommend checking out D4Darious’ long but very entertaining video on composition.
Now, most tutorials talk about video composition in a wide format. But today many of us upload videos on social media in a square format. I touch upon squared composition in the vlog, but it's still very helpful to read Emil Pakarklis' excellent article on square photos. The same rules apply even though you're shooting a video.