From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 22 2006 - 13:54:08 PDT
> In the case of this television show, there is no economic reason
> not to show the work in its original aspect ratio. There's only
> the arrogance and stupidity of the producer of the teevee show to
> blame here.
And no technical reason as Jeff has already pointed out...
>>> Very little of
>>> the non-film work would fit properly into either a 4:3 or 16:9
>>> frame, so
>>> from the get-go there will be a degree of intervention and
>>> distortion in
>>> conveying the work in a conventional broadcast documentary form.
...you pillarbox it.
I suggest we send checks to our local stations during the next
fundraising, letterboxed to 2.35....
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