Thursday, September 12, 2013
Pans 1: Lines of flow
To give the eye an easy path to follow, many pans will have one primary curving line of flow focusing on one main compositional element. A change in perspective will make the composition more dynamic.
The pan up this rock tower from Road Runner is a slow one... and Maurice is able to play a lot with the line of flow... having it cross back and forth across the screen as the camera moves north.
Many Pans will have both major and minor lines of flow. These all work to guide the eye, and add interest and texture to a pan.
Supplement to pg. 159 "The Noble Approach."