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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: Framing a shot
      To: CIS  
    Date: 9/30/1996 10:59:00 AM  

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(blocked) asks:
> I was wondering when your shooting do you frame the shot for the
> best possible 16:9 widescreen ratio image and then get the best
> pan and scan from that, or do you always go for the best 4:3
> image and just make sure that there are no unwanted booms etc in
> the expanded 16:9 frame ? Is it the same process for the CGI
> sequences ?

We slide it back and forth. Some shots are composed for
narrow, some for the wider aspect ratio. Sometimes a character's face
is somewhat off center or out of frame for that reason. It's whatever
looks best per shot.


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