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In filmmaking there is the 180 Degree rule. Basically an imaginary line that when maintained keeps continuity, but broken can add a jumpiness to the film. Check out how to utilize the 180 line in your short films in this video

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180 Degree Rule Explained!

The 180 Degree Rule is something every beginner filmmaker struggles with as they begin shooting. We've done our best to break it down and make it easy to understand once and for all!


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from No Film School

How to Follow the 180-Degree Rule While Shooting Coverage

It's easy to get disoriented while shooting coverage, which is why it's important to be able to conceptualize the 180-degree rule.