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The Quadrant System: A Simple Composition Technique Explained

One of the many pleasures of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (2011) is that the shots feel both tightly composed and weirdly unpredictable. Even though most of the images follow a simple quadrant system, Refn puts plenty of subtle touches within the frame. In the following video, Every Frame a Painting, analyzes the use of quadrants in the 2011 film Drive. Let’s take a look.

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