How Important Is Composition?
Someone recently asked us; how important is composition? And why?
There’s no composition per se - to us, it’s part of a whole. Every picture is composed of a story, a visual and sometimes sound. So composition is not just an ability to create good framing; it is part of a story structure. It is our tool to communicate moods and emotions - and that’s what we want; if the picture is a film, we want the viewer to be emotionally affected.
Now to achieve that, our first job, in each shot we design, is to find a relationship between story structure and visual structure, and remove the wall between designers and clients. It can come from a balanced frame, the right sound design or a good format, but this relationship between a viewer and a place that doesn’t exist, that’s the key.
Photos by our Film Director, Rémi Anfosso