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  1. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    This is doing exactly what you advocate! It's made specifically for the aspect ratio of the target screen: an iPhone (or any smartphone). If you're watching it on a widescreen, you're watching it wrong! :)
  2. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Best watched full screen on an iPhone.
  3. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/8/21056315/quibi-ces-2020-launch-meg-whitman-jeffrey-katzenberg-turnstyle-technology-shows-preview
  4. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    just that one episode, going for a “cinema” vibe. Back to 16:9 subsequently.
  5. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    I also have to check Mr Robot S4. Episode 7 was very widescreen and now I’m questioning everything I know about watching TV! :laugh:
  6. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    "Forever" on Amazon Prime might be doing something with aspect ratio. I noticed in the third episode that it's ~2.40, but I think it was 1.77 in the first episode. There's a plot event in the second episode, so it might have shifted. But not sure; haven't checked if it was actually super wide...
  7. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    The Expanse Season 4 is using aspect ratio as part of the visual language.
  8. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Why? Because, Art. Emotion. Feel. Visual language. “b&a: This is a film that was made in widescreen – in 2.39:1 – the first time a Toy Story film has been seen like that. How did that come about? Jonas Rivera: Well I remember years ago, we did a a CinemaScope test that would eventually lead...
  9. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    i don’t object to the loss of 4:3 shows. But I wouldn’t object to them. If it was shot in 4:3, that’s how I’ll watch it, given the choice. (Waiting for Disney to get The Simpsons in OAR.) The iPad screen is basically 4:3 and watching Futurama on it better uses its pixels than all the 16:9...
  10. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    As with everyone else, I get that wider aspect ratios than 1.77 result in smaller image on my TV and screen. And it’s a bit weird to me that “TV shows” are being made in wider widescreen formats. On the other hand...it’s interesting. It serves as another data point that “TV” is an art form with...
  11. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    If I understand, you’re asking, “why don’t TV and movie creators sacrifice artistic visual creativity to have more pixels used on home TVs?” Is that the gist of it? If so, the answer is, I think, “because they’re artists and they’re making art and filling all the pixels is not always in...
  12. DaveF

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    @Sam Posten and @Brian Dobbs Fun episode! I listened to it as I was doing Thanksgiving grocery shopping. :) I thought, how are they going to discuss aspect rations for an hour and half, there’s not that much to say?!?! You showed me! :rolling-smiley: Fun topic, enjoyed it. Learned a few things...