Friday, September 19, 2008

Antics competition demonstrates film rules

Antics3D have just launched a really nifty competition for students which requires entrants to show a real understanding of cinematic composition and grammar. The challenge is to produce a short clip showing a filmmaking concept, such as the rule of thirds, the 180 degree rule, a shot-reverse-shot, etc.

This is a great idea, forcing people to think about the structure of the film rather than just the content, and could be the start of a really useful resource for all budding film-makers. Given how useful machinima is as a tool for learning how to make films, as well as a tool for making films, it will be extremely interesting to see what comes out of this.

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