After learning framing, angles, and composition, how has it improved the appreciation of watching films and television?
After gaining a full understanding of these visual aspects, watching films and television is a different experience. I notice the medium close-ups, the dutch tilts, the rule of thirds and the golden rule.
What are examples of how you've seen these principles in play out in the world?
I recently rewatched Tom Shadyac's silly but entertaining "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," and was able to recognize the composition immediately.
The medium close-up, close up and extreme close-up were all used countlessly throughout the film to encompass the various facial expressions that Jim Carry would make entirely. The repetition of these shots alone helps to establish the unique nature of this film.
Also, I noticed that low angles and high angles were frequently used throughout the movie. Whenever Jim Carry was made to look like a fool, a high angle was used to belittle his character. Whenever he won an argument, however, a low angle would accentuate his character and give him a powerful appearance.
The third aspect of composition that I noticed in the film was the frequency of establishing shots. As the investigation led them all over the city, or one of the characters traveled to a new location, an establishing shot would be used to give context to that setting change.