Thread: 180 Rule
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:51 AM   #6
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I agree with all of the above.
The 180 rule/guideline is part of the structure, syntax and grammar of filmmaking and just like language: you don't always use the same structure to say something.
Most important is: does it convey what it is meant to convey?
This question often replies with why it is good to apply the 180 rule. And sometimes to 'break' it.
Knowing why you 'break' this 'rule' implies you are aware of the emotional* impact your choices have on your visual story.

*) Emotional can be seen very broad here:
it can impact the viewer, it can say something about the character(s) or the scene.

When you master a language, you can write better poetry :-)
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