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Fix It In Post by Jack James

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Figure 11.1 © Paolo Margari (www.flickr.com/paolomargari).

Chapter 9 Fixing Compositional Problems

 

“The more I get of you, the stranger it feels.”—Seal

 

 

One of the aspects of digital postproduction that seem to get producers the most excited (particularly the ones with a significant background in working with film) is its ability to quickly and easily recompose shots. A medium shot can potentially become a close-up, widescreen footage can be formatted for narrower displays, and images can be blown up from SD video to 35 mm resolution. And all this for far less expense than reshooting.

The reality, of course, is not quite this straightforward. ...

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