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 ^^

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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