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The 180 degree rule

Posted on August 18, 2012  5 Comments
Filed under Cinematography, Education, Story

Few weeks ago, Karim my younger brother from an other mum and dad, reminded me that Mark Andrews (aka Mandrews) and Ted Mathot had been interviewed by Andrew Gordon for a great Story Splinecast back in 2007.

I had completely forgotten about that one and was surprised to see that I even left a blurb in the comment section ;-)

With the release of Brave which Mandrews directed, I HAD to listen to that interview again and I certainly had forgotten all the great gems it contained and how different Mandrews profile is compared to other Pixar directors. Well we didn’t know he would go on directing a Pixar movie in 2007 and I expected him to go on directing live action instead.

The little gem I wanted to shed light on today is the one where he talks about the “180 degree rule”. Some directors Mandrews worked with would never break it but others seem to be a bit more partial. Check it out

“Mark Andrews 180 degree rule”

I would recommend you to listen to the entire Spline cast.

Story Spline Cast with Mark Andrews and Ted Mathot


5 Responses to “The 180 degree rule”

  1. Wesley Louis on August 20th, 2012 14:36

    I remember this one. I remember not liking Andrews at first, but the more I listened the more I liked. Looking forward to seeing Brave. Hope your good.

  2. Olivier Ladeuix on August 20th, 2012 18:38

    yes his assertiveness can be a bit off-putting but he has a lot of very valid points. His interviews are really worth listening. I should post an other good one he participated to at the Google offices.

  3. smacleod on August 24th, 2012 06:20

    Great post. I MUST have listened to this, but I must have forgotten about it too. I listened to the 180 clip, can’t wait to listen to the rest tomorrow. Thanks for the repost. So great to hear the advice of talented people who are very passionate and opinionated like Mark.

  4. Olivier Ladeuix on September 1st, 2012 21:51

    hehe I agree that it is refreshing to hear opiniated people sometimes ;-)

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