Graham Edwards writing for Cinefex blog has posted an article on the 'Vertical Cinema' movement, with opinions from VFX luminaries such as Tim Webber, Douglas Trumbull, Marc Weigert and our very own Rajat Roy.
Since the early days of cinema, movie screens have been getting steadily wider. From the squat 4:3 aspect ratio of early 20th century silent movies, through the explosion of sprawling widescreen film formats that began in the 1950s, to today’s ever-expanding domestic TV screens, the trend is clear: bigger is better … but only if you stretch things in the horizontal dimension.
But what happens if you turn this thinking on its head?
Or rather, on its side?