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Chapter Five. Shots and Shot Plans > Direct Audience Attention

Direct Audience Attention

When you're designing your shots, you can employ various techniques to help direct the audience's attention.

Color

All things being equal, viewers will focus on the brightest (or most unusual) color in the shot. For instance, you could put your main character in a pink top and dress everyone else in beige. Similarly, in a sea of white hats the audience will watch the black one. Or you could make the clue on a cluttered coffee table big, shiny, and orange.


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