Widescreen vs. Fullscreen
Many years ago, I wanted to learn Flash so I created this widescreen/OAR (Original Aspect Ratio) vs. "fullscreen" (Pan & Scan) tutorial. At the time - and, perhaps, even still today - many people were confused with DVDs displaying black bars above and below the image. The simple truth of aspect ratio difference between a wide display in a theater and a square television set at home just didn't make sense to everyone. So, one day while I was home with a nasty cold (thus the terrible voiceover), I sat down, taught myself Flash and created this.|
This tutorial has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide and, in it's day, helped to change the minds of many who supported the atrocity that is pan & scan. Roger Ebert featured it in his movie review column on January 5th, 2003, and labeled it "excellent." Roger, I couldn't agree more.