Great video on cinematic composition and its importance in storytelling. Includes excerpts from some great films and even cites the history of composition from its early development to today’s use of ‘templates’ (as the narrator calls them). From kottke.org
Although the author’s subject is film – moving images and the sequence of images, the ideas he speaks to are also valid whether you work in photography or are a painter. If you wish to convey a story, or show a moment or show a relationship between ideas, how could composing the objects, colors or shapes in your work help tell that story? Interesting.