HISTORY OF ASPECT RATIOS

| 07/01/2013 | 0 Comments

Ever get confused about aspect ratios and what all those numbers mean? Curious about why the industry standard today is 16:9? If so, check out this very informative history lesson of aspect ratios, taught and explained by filmmaker and founder of filmmakeriq.com, John Hess.  Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the beginning of cinema’s silent film days through the 1950’s widescreen explosion to the aspect ratio’s of today’s digital cinema cameras. Sponsored by ikancorp.com, this insightful video is both fun and useful when it comes to understanding this history of a fundamentally simple concept that can sometimes be really confusing.

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