Basic Cinematography

The 180-degree Rule and How to use it Well

A simple way to remember the 180-degree rule and use it effectively.

In this video I’ll explain:

  • The 180-degree rule and an easy way to remember it
  • How to use it in situations of one, two, three, four or more persons
  • How to match eye-lines
  • And one cool superpower of the line of action!

Here’s the video:

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4 replies on “The 180-degree Rule and How to use it Well”

Thanks for this explanation, and thanks for giving us great content to learn from.

Being new to video, and not knowing about the 180° rule, I thought I was going to watch an explanation for why I should or shouldn’t set my BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera at 180° shutter angle.

I love your videos. Thank you for sharing your passion and working so hard to deliver all this amazing information to the public.
You are awesome !

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