Imagemaking for Cinematographers and Directors.
Know the rules before you break them. Understand why the rules exist before attempting something new.
Be a good team player.
Nothing in the frame is an accident so consider framing, composition, colour, light etc
By setting up certain expectations in the audience’s mind, you can then manipulate those questions and expectations. Sometimes the position of the viewer can stay the same and only change from wider shots to narrow shots to create a sequence.
In the early days of cinema, dramatic films were conceived as recorded theatre: everything was viewed as if it were happening on a proscenium stage. The spacial orientation remained fixed the entire time.
Use master shots to avoid inconsistency/ continuity errors.
Transition in and out of a scene.
Elliptical cut: cut from shot to shot where an extended time change occurs without transitional device.
Brown, B. (n.d.). Cinematography: Imagemaking for Cinematographers, Directors and Videographers. 1st ed. Focal Press.