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The first movies were unedited single shots. They were situated in the same space and took place in the same time. To make a film story more dynamic, it was necessary to manipulate space and time. Film history shows you some excellent examples. Look at this excerpt of Amélie Poulain(2001). Within a movie time of 47 seconds Amélie changes from a child into a young adult. Learn much more with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less
Movie projection on television. Pan and scan
Almost all movies that were made before 1950 were registered on camera in the format 4:3 or 1.33:1. When television in the 50's of the previous century reached the general public the same size was chosen for projection of films on television. But feature movies in those days were made in another format. An interesting analysis on the “pan and scan” to the television format can be seen in this documentary “the letterbox”. Learn much more with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less