breaking the 180 degree rule
Posted 23 September 2009 - 02:18 PM
Posted 23 September 2009 - 02:42 PM
Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:18 PM
Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:54 PM
Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:26 PM
Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:31 PM
Hey, I've been there. I once tried to shoot 7 pages in a 10 hour day and ended up with a whole scene like that...had to flip the image and then it turned out fine.
Same here, but we couldn't flip. I've got a scene with one point of coverage on the wrong side of the line. Impossible to flip because of all the props and set dec that ends up on the wrong side.
Strangely enough, because it's so close to axis, and because the character's face (and therefore eyes) aren't even onscreen (we cut him off at the neck), it's very hard to even notice. It doesn't jar you out of the scene at all. I've showed the scene to a number of experienced filmmakers, all intimately familiar with the "line", and not one of them noticed. I had to tell them, and only then did it become obvious.
I'm assuming you got the shot you did because it seemed like the best shot at the time - that can't be for nothing.
Obviously, having the angles be somewhat extreme helps a great deal. If it's one shot in a scene full of traditional coverage, then you might be in trouble.
Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:35 PM
Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:08 AM
a man was buying a necklace in an antique shop, the necklace as a cursed object...i crossed the line between the seller and buyers..
during editing, i asked the editor to put some chanting in the background together with a shot JUST on the necklace while their conversations carried along...
then shifted to the mistakes...but i din let each shot carried for few seconds one after another or else could be noticable....the editor made few cuts instantaneously while their conversation still in normal continuity...
the result came out just fine although it was a bit weird
With purpose and meaning...the rule could be ignored i guess....or else just insert some cutaways or inserts...or shoot some 'smiling', 'nodding' or some kind of expressions in ECU shots which i'm not so into them...
Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:11 PM
You see the 180 degree rule broken quite regularly in films. Though, it is usually following a shot which clearly shows the audience the geography of the set and the players positions - in turn, making no disorientating effect on viewer.