James Miller did something very similar with the FS100, which made me fall in-love with the camera and hence I bought it.
Thread: what aspect ratio is this?
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08-05-2012 01:34 AM
08-05-2012 07:09 AM
Definitely a worthwhile experiment. You could for example create a 4:1 frame within a shot of regular aspect. For example on a transcontinental train trip shooting out the window with the blind pulled down to create the 4:1 ratio to get the effect of the expansive tracts of nature; or using the gun slit of a german bunker to create a 4:1 framing to capture the full scope of a normandy beach landing.
Last edited by Egg Born Son; 08-05-2012 at 07:25 AM.
08-05-2012 07:18 AM
very good analysis Eggborn. These shots were framed for 1.77:1 (16:9), but they were well framed from the get go so it wasn't very difficult to cut out a good section of them. You bring up very interesting points especially the real world "frame within a frame". I'm finding composition and framing to be more and more interesting nowadays and find myself more keenly taking notice of how things are shot and subtle aspects of framing as opposed to the grand camera "look at me" camera movement. I now find a well framed shot on sticks...especially wide angles (not superwide weird looking), to be very appealing.
another reason I did this aspect ratio was because I wanted that sense of claustrophobia or being locked in to contrast the emancipation theme. But i didnt really wanna get into detail (in the description) about why i did what i did...just wanted people to watch.
Last edited by jambredz; 08-05-2012 at 07:26 AM.
08-05-2012 07:48 AM
Yeah, I've seen it before too. It's an interesting dynamic how the 4:1 ratio shows both more and less at the same time. Another interesting thing to note is that is suggestive of the vision of a plains dwelling herd animal, especially with a wide lens and infinity focus. Don't know if this could be used to tap into something primal or not...