Cropping a film to fit an IFE screen is an art

12/27/2011 | APEX Editor's Blog

This APEX blog post delves into the delicate matter of cropping a widescreen Hollywood production into a size that will fit the screen of an airline's in-flight entertainment system. The end result may not always satisfy filmmakers, but they should take heart nonetheless, writes blogger Olivia P. Gunn. "[T]he artist should be comforted by the image of a weary traveler, popping in ear buds and choosing to watch a film that he or she may not otherwise have time to see at the theater, to pass the time on a lengthy flight, or perhaps for the purpose of simply drowning out the yapping toddler a seat over," she writes.

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