The Right Way to Take Videos?

There has been a dis­tur­bance in the Force lately. Peo­ple have been shoot­ing videos on their mobile phones… in por­trait mode!

Maybe this is just a per­sonal pet-peeve, but please—take videos in land­scape mode. Though there are times a scene can be shot in por­trait,1 most of the stuff we shoot never do fall in that category.

So why record in land­scape mode? Because most of us watch videos on our TV/monitors in land­scape ori­en­ta­tion.2

I’m sure there are more stud­ies about this as its con­tribut­ing to global warm­ing. I am pretty sure also that wars have been started because of it. Just sayin’… We are all in this together. Help those in need.

Just a memo.

PS. I made a cheat sheet below as well in case of emer­gency. Well, some­thing like a cheat sheet ^^

Update:
Say NO to Ver­ti­cal Video Syn­drom — A PSA
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  1. Lit­er­ally, por­traits in por­trait mode. []
  2. It’s also eas­ier to edit footage that has been shot reg­u­larly vs this ortho­dox style. []

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