2014-06-17 11.52.48 pm

Aspect Ratios – Legacy or Aesthetics? (Part 2: The Hollywood Influence)

Last time in Part 1, we took the deep dive into the world of aspect ratios. We asked why most photographs are 3×2 rectangles. We understood what the Greeks had to do with it all. Finally, we questioned why does it have to be this way. It was all very abstract and cerebral. But this time, it will be short and sweet. It will be a video actually.

Hollywood’s historical perspective on the aspect ratio. It is quite a good video, starts a little slow, but things get very interesting from 3:50 onwards. Ever wonder why our new tv’s are all 16:9? Watch the video and find out.

[vimeo 68830569 w=500 h=281]