In filmmaking there is the 180 Degree rule. Basically an imaginary line that when maintained keeps continuity, but broken can add a jumpiness to the film. Check out how to utilize the 180 line in your short films in this video
The Columbia Film Language Glossary is a teaching tool designed to enhance the study of film. The Glossary features key terms in film studies selected by Columbia faculty and illustrated with detailed explanations, film clips, and visual annotations.