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One of the most basic guidelines in creating a film, the 180 degree rule, supports the audience comprehend the relationship of the characters and things in a scene. An imaginary line, sometimes known as the axis, is drawn through the key characters and/or objects in a scene. By keeping the camera on one side of this axis for all the shots of the scene the characters will always appear to keep a logical relationship to each other on the screen. The 180 degrees rule is a fundamental concept of continuity editing.