Videoing a Phone Conversation

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This is a simple concept that many people don't think about until after they have shot a scene where two people are talking to each other on the phone. When the footage is edited it doesn't look quite right and this may explain the reason and help you to avoid the problem. The concept relates to the 180degree rule and is similar to when you shoot an interview or a scene with people interacting with each other.

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  1. Ella

    What if you only want to film one side of the phone conversation? Is there any rules to apply there?

  2. Geoff Stock

    No, not really Ella, the size of your shot could be important as that can add to the feeling of the scene and how it relates to the story at that point in time. Geoff

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