Shooting video? How to get it right

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By Dave Kelly

If using your phone to record video, please, please, please, turn your phone sideways.

Think of what your TV or computer monitor looks like – it is not vertical. It is horizontal.

TV and movie companies do not make vertical videos – go to any cinema and the movie is widescreen. There’s a good reason for this.

Our eyes are next to each other – not one above the other.

Look at this screen grab of a vertical video below. Notice how much sky there is compared to what we actually want to look at (the road). See further below…

Now see how this video should have been shot – horizontal.

Shooting widescreen makes for much better videos. Turn your camera sideways – like your TV. 🙂

Shooting vertical video should be outlawed.

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