Symmetry in Cinematography

In film making, symmetry and one-point perspective are often used as an expressive art form. One-point perspective works by placing the camera directly opposite from the horizon and vanishing point. Prominent filmmakers such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, and Stanley Kubrick make use of these techniques to frame the action in the movie.

The three of them incorporate their personal film making styles in the use of these techniques. For example, Wes Anderson’s style is usually centered, as seen in his works – particularly in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

On the other hand, Paul Thomas Anderson predominantly uses the golden ratio to create symmetry.