Aspect Ratio Techniques in Movies Changing The Shape of Cinema

Aspect Ratio Techniques

Check out this new interesting video which is created by Leon Barnard of Team 2 Films. In it, Barnard explains how aspect ratio techniques are changing the shape of cinema and how it’s told within a movie.

The seemingly random dimensions of 35mm motion picture film not only determined the shape of the first motion picture aspect ratio, but its legacy still influences cinema today. Learn how the changing shape of cinema has shaped the way films are made, considering topics such as composition, blocking, staging storytelling and editing.

The video breaks down the history of aspect ratio, how 35mm film became the standard, and how Cinemascope, VistaVision, and other widescreen formats allow for greater reach within the shots the filmmakers are looking for. Check it out!

Aspect Ratio – The Changing Shape of Cinema from Team 2 Films on Vimeo.

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