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  1. Josh Steinberg

    What Is It About the 1.66:1 Ratio That I Love So Much?

    My TV is nothing hugely special - a TCL Series 6, the top quality line that the budget manufacturer offers. The black levels on it blow me away, and with the bezel around it being practically non-existent, if I have the lights in the room off I can’t tell where the TV frame ends and where the...
  2. Josh Steinberg

    What Is It About the 1.66:1 Ratio That I Love So Much?

    The infrastructure to screen them didn’t exist. The earliest widescreen experiments utilized special film sizes, which would have required theaters to buy all new equipment. One of the reasons widescreen took off was the decision to utilize an anamorphic lens paired with 35mm film, so theaters...
  3. Josh Steinberg

    What Is It About the 1.66:1 Ratio That I Love So Much?

    There seems to be some confusion over what “protection” means in the context of shooting film. “Protect for 1.33:1” doesn’t mean “I prefer the film be seen in 1.33:1.” It means “Keep the 1.33:1 frame free of boom mikes, lights and other elements not part of the intended film, so that when it is...
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