Video: Suspect Ratio
By: Robert Weedon | Written: Sunday 6th May 2012
In their second visual article, Image Dissectors examine aspect ratios on film and television, giving a brief history of widescreen, a look at how biscuits can be used to identify the three most common types and discuss a little trick employed by TV directors to make their programmes look more like films.
Related articles: A few aspects of picture ratio, Televisual letterboxes and 2.35:1 matte strikes again.
In this short documentary you may also be able to detect examples of "dark edging" and "Big White Text". In its presentation it probably also features some critical suggestions and almost certainly some gurning from both protagonists. There's also a little delve into Cobweb TV
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