I always try to keep the rule-of-thirds in mind when ever I am photographing and I believe these examples from my first assignment can demonstrate this.
In this composition I put the main subject fairly central to the picture then zoomed out to a more golden-section style composition.
This I think makes for a more dynamic sequence.
All these screen-shots have been taken from ‘The Conversation’ starring Gene Hackman. and the wed address’ for these images pasted to this blog from https://film-grab.com
Examples from cinema following the rule-of-thirds.
‘The Conversation’ Gene Hackman stands on the one third vertical-line.
Examples of balanced composition between shots.
Examples of the rule-of-thirds being broken.
Tension created by upsetting the balance.
Other distinct meanings suggested through visual-balance.