Breaking the Angle of Axis

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Breaking the Angle of Axis

By Malachy Lewis

The 180 Degree rule is an important rule to follow when filming an editing a scene for a film, but, like all rules, what happens when it is broken, and how can it be broken for creative effect?

This project got me thinking more deeply at how the camera movements and cuts of a scene can subconsciously influence how we, as an audience, watch and understand films, and the importance of keeping this in mind whilst making a film. Gathering, editing and interpreting footage from renowned films in a more professional environment that I’m previously used to was extremely fulfilling and gave me some great experience in the media-making field. Working with other people in both collaborative and individual settings to create media that educates and teaches was very rewarding, and I’d love the opportunity to continue to do so in other areas of film and media.


Written, Voiced and Edited by Malachy Lewis

Music: Blue Boi by Lakey Inspired

License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported “Share Alike” (CC BY-SA 3.0) License

Films Used:

The Castle, 1997 Roadshow Entertainment
Back to the Future, 1985 Universal Pictures
The Iron Giant, 1999 Warner Bros.
Mad Max, 1979 Roadshow Film Distributors
Hulk, 2003 Universal Pictures
Taken 3, 2014 20th Century Fox
The Shining, 1980 Warner Bros.
Jaws, 1975 Universal Pictures
Heat, 1995 Warner Bros.
Paprika, 2006 Madhouse

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