“We’re expanding the width of the page to 960 pixels to better reflect the quality of the videos you create and the screens that you use to watch them. This new, wider player is in a widescreen aspect ratio which we hope will provide you with a cleaner, more powerful viewing experience. And don’t worry, your 4:3 aspect ratio videos will play just fine in this new player. ” —YouTube Blog
“The cachet of widescreen should do wonders to bolster YouTube’s already high reputation for quality. Suddenly, watching a cat flush a toilet in 4:3 doesn’t seem right.” —Ken Broomfield, After Effects artist and developer of the iRider browser.
On the other hand, it does look a whole lot better fullscreen than it used to.
A mashup between random music and random images results in an oddly compelling and kind of scary A/V art piece. It really illustrates how much of an effect music has on the perception of images. It changes mood and even one’s sense of time. Try it with the sound off for a totally different feel.
Gallery Print, the renowned atelier and gallery in Wisconsin, has chosen one of my shots for its 04-21-08 Picture of the Week. I’m pleased and honored to be recognized by the gallery that also represents Jeff Schewe.