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Coming from the photographers point of view it always felt kind of strange to be bound to only one format in video, 16:9 is a great thing no doubt but still there’s stuff that would definitely fit a taller format way better. Well just imagine you would have to shoot the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the only choice you have is a ultrawide panoramic format. A lot of sky isn’t it? With the evolving of tablet PCs, iPads and iPhones, Tallscreen seems like the natural choice and since we went to the island of Reunion anyway (and after having some rum punches) we decided to give it a try and shoot a „portrait video“.
Soon we realized that being a noob and holding the video camera of your iPhone in the wrong direction is one thing but shooting a „upside down“ video involving rigs and fluid heads is a completely different story. EVERY little piece of equipment is made for one direction only: horizontal
We made it happen somehow and the fun was definitely worth the few wobbles here and there…
PS. Colour Grading is inspired by a polaroid from a good friend of mine (www.dorotheacraven.com/) Past colours meet Future format
The Future is now! Well at least people told us so in the nineties. We were promised jetpacks, Cities floating in the ocean and with the evolving of Ipads & tablets to be liberated from any kind of fixed video format. (hilarious article: bit.ly/tallscreen and for real: gizmo.do/tallscreentwo)
Since we can’t deliver the rocket backpack we at least bring you the first ever mountainbike tallscreen video. So grab your Tablets, Ipads and Iphones liberate yourself and turn them upside down… Really sorry for the „regular“ monitor users, you can either be true rebells and turn it 90 degrees or get a cup o' tea and enjoy it in a smaller version Now enjoy the video or even better go out & ride!
Thanks to Steffi Reisenauer @ Smartriders
Music: The Glitch Mob / We swarm
Shot on La Réunion Island
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)