[Frameworks] square corners

Lars Fuchs editor at klipper.tv
Fri Oct 21 14:45:08 CDT 2011


Lots of people shoot 'portrait mode' with their iphones etc. Perhaps a 9x16
frame is in our future, alongside everything else?


On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 1:20 PM, robert harris <lagonaboba at rcn.com> wrote:

> 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
>
>
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