I shot plenty of docs and doc style content in 2.35:1, here's a few examples.
Ultimately I'd say its down to personal choice and what's best for the project. I picked 2.35:1 in these examples as it was my preference and suited the style of both pieces.
Hope that helps...!
I updated my FX9 firmware to version 2.0, and it appears to have broken color peaking. Normal peaking works, but color, b&w, etc. doesn't work. I primarily work on verite stuff, so I rely pretty heavily on color peaking. Anyone else have this issue?
Are you planning on distributing it online or trying to sell it to a broadcaster? I've shot projects in both 2.35:1 and 16:9 and even 5:1. All of them have positive and negatives. 2.35:1 or even shooting anamorphic can be great for some projects or shots, but It can be terrible for others.
Yes thats true sir .. for sure go for what best suits .. Ive noticed on Netflix there seems to be quite alot of docs in what looks like some sort of crop ... another thing that seems to be "in vogue" is interviews with a down the barrel eye line .. really noticed that alot as it used to be quite un usual ..
That's true if the project has been commissioned, but if it's a personal project, then I'd be inclined to use a format that suits the narrative. If the project has lots of grand vista, you may not want that to be compressed into a 16:9 ratio.
That's why I noted the 2:1 ratio, as it supports grand vistas, but can be made into a 16:9 without losing too much of the grand vista.