zikade wrote:Back in 1999, when I started directing TV-Shows, an experienced director (friend, mentor) once told me:You have to know the Rules. They are the basics of our trade; once you know them all, you will know when and how to bent or even ignore them. And even why you should do so.
It took me years to fully comprehend this.
But it has consequences as well: your work gets less compatible to the mainstream.
Side note: that advice (that you have to know and master the rules so you can bend & ignore them) also applies to grammar. I intentionally mix US and British rules, myself.