During the “Blender for the 80s” series, I went into some of the basics of visual composition. In and of itself, it does well enough to give one a basic glimpse, but it’s really important to understand composition in and of itself.
Composition is a key element to any visual medium. You are telling a story; there are the players, the objects, and the actions. All three are needed in a story, as well as challenges and resolutions. If you don’t have these things, you don’t have a story (or at the very least, a “Mary Sue” representation of one).
During my dive through YouTube for inspiration on my next tutorial, I came across a video playlist that covers a lot of ground in the field of composition, including positioning of objects, the use of color, angles, and motion, as well as looks into successful films of the past for inspiration.
Since I don’t have my next article prepared just yet (sometimes, I get stumped, and have to take my time), I figured that, for this week, I’d share this playlist for you, as a form of “why” and “when” to go along with all the “how” that I’ve provided.
Whether you snap photos, design games, or are attempting to create that next blockbuster film from your garage, this should help you refine your story, even as the technical articles help you refine your style. And whatever you do, make it good!