The Filmmaker's Empathy

In this Mid – shot, the three subject are clearly different heights so one would begin by placing the subjects in the center and
try to lay the image out in a way that doesn’t cut too much of the tallest person by the waist but also isn’t too high up for the shortest here.

“My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected onto a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.”

― Robert Bresson, Notes on the Cinematographer

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