All things mobile filmmaking and smartphone video.
When recording, vertical format is useful when you would like to limit and control your viewer’s focus and attention to a subject. When recording horizontal/widescreen format it’s about recording your subject within a scene.
We begin with the story of a filmmaker who contacted me days before our festival through an email. His name is Professor Karl Bardosh and he mentioned he was an Associate Art Instructor at the New York University (NYU). He was excited because he happened to be in L.A. and wanted to come to our film festival in San Diego to meet us in person.