Of the many techniques cinematographers use to guide a viewer’s eyes, “frame within a frame” composition is among the most powerful. Framing scenes using naturally occurring objects gives artists the ability to direct the gaze of their audience squarely toward their intended focal point.

Once you begin to notice this technique, you’ll see just how often these subtle frames appear in television, film, and our own library of stock footage. Follow the links below to see even more stock footage shot using this technique.

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