Design: Cinema & The Grid

The film stills below were taken from http://film-grab.com/ and are intended to show the careful way scenes are composed in films. The rules of compositional balance come out of a long history of painting and design. Whether they are carefully planned or developed more intuitively, grids like these lend balance and harmonious proportion to paintings and movies alike.

Guardians of the Galaxy: thirds and half

Guardians of the Galaxy: fourths and half

Ida: golden rectangle

Ida: golden rectangle


Iron Man 3: thirds / right: half

Iron Man 3: fourths and thirds / right: fourths and half

King Kong: thirds and half

King Kong: thirds

King Kong: thirds and half / right: thirds

King Kong: thirds and half

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