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Every frame of your story is an opportunity to say something—and it’s an opportunity to be intentional in exactly what that message conveys.
And a HUGE way to convey that message lies in the composition of that frame.
Below we have a special tutorial on loan from the Academy of Storytellers that we want to share with you for free.
It breaks down Hitchcock’s 3:1 Rule, the idea that the size of any object in your frame should be proportional to its importance to the story at that moment.
Let’s take a closer look at exactly what Hitchcock’s Rule is and how it can help you become a better storyteller.
This video is on loan from the Academy of Storytellers, an amazing online filmmaking education platform run by the friendly folks at Story & Heart.
While complementary, what Story & Heart offers with the Academy differs from Muse. Our online course is devoted entirely to empowering you with the storytelling process developed by Stillmotion.
Muse is a process that helps you and your team tell stronger, more remarkable stories in a number of extraordinary ways. The process teaches you how to identify characters who will create the greatest connection with your audience. Through Muse you learn how to develop tools that will help you and your team achieve focus and clarity in your work. And even better, through Muse you learn how to structure your story to create maximum engagement and impact.
Again, the Academy of Storytellers is very different.
Story & Heart’s Academy of Storytellers is an online resource for filmmakers that focuses on all aspects of improving your craft (including the business parts of filmmaking). These are a series of tutorials, courses, and webinars wholly devoted to every conceivable filmmaking how-to (and corresponding why)—from interviewing, to drone filmmaking, to budgeting for profitable projects.
The Academy of Storytellers is all encompassing for a filmmaker in that it addresses gear, theory, and business. And it’s appropriate for beginning to advanced filmmakers.
And it’s taught by filmmakers from all over the country (and soon world) from all different industries (wedding, documentary, commercial, and more).
And now the Academy is offering a special deal for folks who want to take their craft to the next level.
If you dug the tutorial above, know that the Academy hosts another 120 tutorials that are just as helpful in their vault—and they’re adding more tutorials every week. And you get access to those videos, the online community, and the webinars as soon as you sign up.
From now until November 13th at 9PM PST, register for the Academy of Storytellers with promo code “awesomesauce” and save $80 off the annual Academy membership fee (bringing the total down to $299 for a year of filmmaking education).
As a bonus, you’ll also receive a promo code for 25% off a new Vimeo PRO subscription. (!!!)
It’s a pretty cool opportunity to join the Academy if you haven’t already.