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ABOUT THIS MODULE

Everything you create to tell the story – from the actor’s performances to the set design is captured within the boundaries of the frame. Over the years, movies and television shows have been shot on numerous formats, and learning how to convert, adjust, and frame for these formats can be a challenge.
 
In this module, you will learn how to identify and work with different aspect ratios, manage conversions from film to HD, NTSC to HD, title safe requirements, and how various aspect ratios are adjusted for different exhibition and broadcast formats.
 
Avoid mistakes and create an artistically pleasing image in the complex and ever-changing canvas we call the frame.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 13:15 video that teaches you frame sizes and how to convert from one to another
  • Complete companion guide
  • Aspect ratio reference chart

LEARN

  • What are aspect ratios
  • How to concert from one aspect ratio to another
  • How letterboxing works
  • How pillarboxing works
  • How pan-n-scan works
  • How squeezing works
  • How cropping works
  • How to simultaneously frame for multiple aspect ratios
"Finally... a complete resource for independent filmmakers! Thank you, Jason Tomaric for succinctly compiling all the most pertinent and useful information so that when my memory needs jogging, help is just a click away! Your generosity in sharing your success formula is so refreshing."
 
   - Amina Fakir, Producer
 
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