We covered a lot of ground in this chapter, and we’ll return to these concepts many times throughout this book. Here is what I want you to remember:
The camera represents the point of view of the audience.
Images, even still images, tell stories and evoke emotional responses in the viewer.
The eye looks at, and explores, an image based on the Six Priorities of where the eye looks first.
The mind assumes, when it sees a frame, that there is nothing outside the frame.
Blocking is the process of positioning elements and the camera to create the best image for the story you want to tell.
Framing is the process of determining where the frame is placed around the image.
There are many techniques we can use when we capture or create an image that will enhance the story we are telling and generate an emotional response in the audience.