Aspect Ratio

Aspect Ratios: The Shape of Cinema

Nothing could be as boring as aspect ratios, right? Well, you haven’t seen Jonathan Bird’s exciting and fascinating look at aspect ratios and how we got to where we are today. This short presentation looks at the history of aspect ratio in cinema, how it affected lens design, film evolution, projector design and culminated in the unique (some would say odd) 1.43:1 aspect ratio of IMAX. And while something as mundane as aspect ratio might not seem very exciting, it is in fact the very [...]

By |2023-12-06T19:27:05+00:00June 21st, 2023|

Shooting for the Giant Screen

Filmmaking for the dome is quite different from the flat screen. There are special considerations in composition, action, lighting, editing, and grading to produce films that really work on the hemispherical screen. Jonathan Bird shares a basic introduction to filmmaking for the unique demands of the dome. Session organized by the GSCA Innovations Committee for the GSCA 2022 International Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Committee Co-Chairs Michael Daut, Michael Daut Productions; and Christian Fry, CVF Productions. Presenter: Jonathan Bird, Oceanic Research Group. [...]

By |2023-12-06T20:08:22+00:00June 14th, 2023|
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