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The 180° Rule


Since film takes place on a two-dimensional plane it is important to maintain screen direction so the audience remains properly oriented in terms of movement and eyelines. This is accomplished by following the 180º Rule. The rule states that all action must take place within an imaginary 180º degree arc. Anything on the other side…

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