Choosing Aspect Ratio (2 replies and 1 comment)
Hi master Roger,
I'm going to be soon shooting a music video in which its story is pretty much how a guy gets out of a kidnapping because he remembers a paradox he learned when he was a child.
When doing projects, I always tend to come up with the aspect ratio based on the style and mood of the video. But I have never actually learned what could be some "rules" of choosing a pleasing aspect ratio.
For this one, I am actually stuck on that topic.
Thank you so much!
I have yet to read of any 'rules' concerning aspect ratio. It seems a matter of personal taste.
Shane Hurlbut gave various reasons of what difference the aspect ratio can make in this video: Shane Hurlbut - Aspect ratio»
For example in Crazy Beautiful - he chose 1.85:1 to create more headroom for the characters, In "the greatest game" he also did this because of the height difference of the main characters.
So as Roger said, of course it's a matter of taste - but sometimes you choose what is better for the story.