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    Posted on Jan 16, 2015

    If Hollywood Made Movies Like We Do On iPhones

    Vertical Video Syndrome is a serious epidemic.

    For some reason, many people shooting videos on their iPhones are still doing it wrong after all these years.

    Apple / Via dailymail.co.uk

    Portrait mode is for photos, not videos! Here's a simple way we can remember to hold our phones sideways when we film:

    If we were watching a movie on our phone, we'd hold it this way...

    MGM

    …and not this way! The same rule goes for filming videos.

    Paramount Pictures

    Would legendary director Sergio Leone shoot an epic Western like this...

    Paramount Pictures

    Or like this?

    Paramount Pictures

    Would a tense gunfight look better like this…

    Paramount Pictures

    Or like this?

    Paramount Pictures

    Which looks more epic? This...

    20th Century Fox

    or this?

    20th Century Fox

    So if we just think about watching a great movie...

    Warner Bros.

    …the next time we film something, then we'll remember how to hold the camera.

    Warner Bros.

    Never before have so many regular people had the technology in our hands...

    Warner Bros.

    …to become film directors.

    Warner Bros.

    So let's make the most of it.

    United Artists

    Let's hold the camera horizontally.

    United Artists

    As a society, we can turn our crummy iPhone videos...

    United Artists

    into actual cinema!

    United Artists

    If you're still confused, the following adorable video explains Vertical Video Syndrome further:

    View this video on YouTube

    Glove And Boots / Via youtube.com

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