November 26, 2014 at 5:30PM
Using vertical pictures in documentary
I have been given a few vertical pictures for a mini-doc I am working on. Would you just leave it pillar-boxed with black bars on the sides? I can't really scale some of them up to fill the frame. What about the technique of scaling up the photo, blurring it, and using that as the background, with the original vertical photo as the foreground image? I don't want to get into making complex animations/graphics, as that wouldn't fit the tone of my piece. Any suggestions?