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Old July 15 2012, 08:39 PM   #211
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Re: Fan Filmmaker's Primer

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Another thing here is that everyone is visible in the frame at all times. Here you could even cross the line without causing too much confusion, as the people facing each other would still all be visible in the frame.

But when you film dialogue in a way where you see only one character at a time inside the frame, then the line becomes even more important.

And notice how they lead you from one character to the next by letting the characters turn their eyes to them before they make the cut.
A good example. And you'll notice they never cross The Lines between Sly and Ahnuld and Ahnuld and Bruce. So what you're seeing here is a great example of The Line in action. You always know who is looking at whom.
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