Storytelling with Aspect Ratios

Let's explore some film examples that use aspect ratio to drive the story

“What aspect ratio will fit here?” When you start a new film or video project, that question would (or should) be among the first you ask in preproduction. Of course, you can always stick with the go-to 16:9 format. However, why not explore alternative options that go beyond the norm?

Aspect ratio isn’t just about framing your images and taking advantage of a specific screen size. Over time, filmmakers have started to use aspect ratio as a storytelling tool or to create a specific visual atmosphere. In this article, we’ll take a look at some strong examples of films that utilize these techniques, and talk about ways you can apply them in your own projects.

Read the full article at CineD - Aspect Ratio as a Storytelling Tool? – A How-to with Film Examples

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