August Monthly Challenge

Dutch angles have often brought controversial debates within the ENTM community; some people love them and others loathe them. In the name of fun and learning, Forthyn and Aelyria wanted to challenge everyone to submit their best dutch angle shot, following guidelines established for dutch angles in cinematography.

For the uninitiated, dutch angles are also known as canted angles, dutch tilts, or oblique angles. Usually, screenshots are oriented in such a way that the angle is parallel with the bottom of the camera frame (horizontal or true vertical shots). Dutch angles quite literally turn these on their side. Within cinematography and photography, dutch angles are used to portray a sense of uneasiness or tension, or to push the sense of something being “off/wrong” about a scene or character.

However, it can also be used to “fix” visual movement and be a subtle asset to the scene. Within FFXIV’s own Gpose, a slight dutch dock can contribute greatly to a shot, and completely avoid the harsher connotations it is better known.

So let’s get a little twisted and see your best dutch shot! Time to get Tilted!

♡ Forthyn and Aelyria

Well then! Let’s break the rules and make the ENTM judges cry for the month of August. Entries will be accepted until August 21st, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. To enter, DM your screenshot to Admin Katarh Mest on our Discord channel. The winner of this is going to get Ona’s unending wrath a minion from the Mogstation, or another item of similar value.

ENTM contests are open to the general screenshot community. You do not have to have participated in any ENTM contest before. You must, however, be a member of our Discord community to see the winner’s announcement. ENTM monthly contest screenshots must be “vanilla” – no mods, no Reshade, and no post processing allowed. You must include the FFXIV copyright notice on the shot to allow us to post on our website for voting. Please submit one (1) original screenshot for this contest, not used in any other contest before or posted on social media. Also please include the character name for voting. No other restrictions apply beyond these and the challenge theme as described above. Do not taunt happy fun ball.

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