Had the Chinese invented cinema, might not the aspect ratio been something along the lines of 3x11? What if the Inuit had invented cinema, how would their sensibility have placed edges?
bh On Oct 21, 2011, at 12:24 PM, Tom Whiteside wrote: > Rob’s brilliant question raises another point that has long interested me – > why don’t we make/look at circular images? Lenses have always created > circular images, but early photography put square corners on images (cut into > the circles) in order to, one thinks, mimic the conventions of canvas > stretched over frames. Yes there are a few round paintings and other shapes > (walls of caves for starters), but the long history of image making has been > all about arranging images inside the corners. > > - Tom > > What frame ratio do people think is best for a painting and should it be > cropped later to fit the ready-made picture-frame? > > Rob > > > _______________________________________________ > FrameWorks mailing list > FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com > https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks
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