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During the creation of a piece of media many aspects are taken into account, including but not limited to object size and image size. These are two major determinants of a good piece of media with respect to Area and Aspect Ratio. When we create media, we must take into account the medium on which it is intended to be displayed on. The space we are given to work with is limited by aspect ratio; the relationship of screen width to screen height. The most standard of these ratios is 4:3 and 16:9, standard and widescreen respectively. After competition inside of television began, the film industry shortly after adopted the widescreen aspect ratio. The reasoning for this is because directors could convey more in a shot using this ratio than the standard ratio. For example, if we wanted to film a conversation close-up, the widescreen ratio would fit two subjects perfectly. However if we used the standard ratio for this, our subjects would appear cramped in the
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Unformatted text preview: shot, so we must correct their position; we can no longer capture the same emotion through the standard ratio. On the other hand, the standard ratio is better for framing horizontal and vertical scenes. When it comes time to show the media, we can change the aspect ratio to make the media fit it’s medium better. This is done by reducing or increasing the size of leftover space surrounding it. To show a 4x3 film on a widescreen set, we would use window boxing to render the shot. To show a 16x9 film on a 4x3 screen, we would use a technique called letterboxing, which leaves empty space above and below the shot. The last noticeable technique used is referred to as pillar boxing, which is placing a 4x3 shot on a 16x9 screen and placing dead zones on the left and the right of the shot....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course RTV 3001 taught by Professor Sharuti during the Spring '12 term at FSU.

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