The best explanation on Aspect Ratios I’ve likely seen
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On a much more camera geek/techincal note, I saw this video today on Aspect Ratio and thought it would be a great thing to share with this blog’s readers. I’ve you’ve ever been stumped when asked by a DP whether or not you wanted to shoot in 1.33, 1.37, 2.59, 1.85, 2.35 or 4:3, 16:9, 3 perf or 4 perf… well this will allow you to PRETEND you truly understand what’s being discussed from now on
John Hess or FilmmakerIQ demistifies these formats and just as interestingly how they came to be!
I learned about this through film books, but I can tell you this is a heck of a lot better way to demystify these numbers that have quite a significance in how you shoot a film… As silly as it sounds, the aspect ratio of a film can have a tremendous psychological imprint on any film…
The timing of this is perfect for me, as I’m about to go see Laurence of Arabia on a 70mm print at the Egyptian theater in LA!
And for those of you not lucky enough to get a chance to go to the Stanley Kubrick exchibit at LACMA (easily one of my favorite museum exhibitions ever on who is likely my favorite director) – here’s another great resource I found on FIlmmakerIQ – a virtual VIDEO TOUR! With parts 2 and 3 below the page break…