In filmmaking, what is the dramatic circle of action?

by Peter D. Marshall

The dramatic circle of action is determined by the size and shape of the space that the action covers.

1. any space is divided into three parts:

– foreground

– middle ground

– background

2. you can place the camera IN the action (action flows around the camera)

3. you can place the camera OUTSIDE the action (keep a distance from the action)

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