Using Your Foreground

The thing that makes a jib shot look so great is having a foreground to relate to. When you’re intentional about framing foreground elements in your jib shots (i.e. something to boom around, over, or through), you open up an infinite number of creative possibilities for shots, and your Director will love you for it!

To give a visual example, let’s look at the two jib shots below. Which one do you think keeps the viewer interested longer?

As this blog grows, we’ll explore some ways you can use foreground elements in your jib shots that will take your moves to a whole new level. Those posts will be listed in the “Notable Shots” category on the right side of the screen.