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Cal Johnson
"Short Siding"
on Apr 11, 2011 at 6:48:07 pm

Came across the film term "short siding" as in "we short sided the subject in the frame"... could someone clarify for me what this means? I searched on-line, and found people talking about it, but not a clarification as to what it is exactly. Does is simply mean to position the subject to the right or left side, with appropriate look-space?

Thanks


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Kevin Cannon
Re: "Short Siding"
on Apr 11, 2011 at 6:55:38 pm

Just to put the subject to the left or right side *without* appropriate look space. So a subject is on the right side looking right or left side looking left... they would be looking at the closer frame edge, or looking towards the "short side" of the frame...

KC

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Mark Suszko
Re: "Short Siding"
on Apr 12, 2011 at 3:30:27 am

...which gives screen room for the monster/killer creeping up behind them, unawares and unseen except for the audience?


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Cal Johnson
Re: "Short Siding"
on Apr 12, 2011 at 3:55:19 am

Thanks for the clarification!

Cal


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Richard Herd
Re: "Short Siding"
on Apr 18, 2011 at 4:49:49 pm

It's also a lighting term from portraiture work. Short siding v. broad siding, has to do with how the face is keyed relative to camera position. I prefer broad lighting and Rembrandt.


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