Video & Filmmaking

What Orson Welles Can Teach You About Cinematic Composition

May 8, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

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He may not be the best wine salesman, but few individuals have left their mark on cinema like Orson Welles.

While he has just 13 feature films to his name, Welles’ Citizen Kane is widely considered the best movie ever made. So if there’s any filmmaker whose technique is worth studying, Welles is a good place to start.

In this short video, Sareesh Sudhakaran breaks down Orson Welles’ approach to motion storytelling, analyzing his composition, layering of light and shadow, use of dutch angles and more.

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