Wednesday, January 04, 2012

letterbox, n.

a technique for displaying a wide-screen film on a regular-format television screen by reducing its size until the entire image is visible, thus retaining the aspect ratio, with black bands filling the borders of the screen above and below the picture.
Ooops. I'm obviously not a cinematographer or photographer, as my previous entry shows. And I don't have the technology to do this with any my photographs anyway, so I'll stick with my original misinterpretation.


  1. Too funny ... a box which contains letters = letterbox! Who knew that it is a process.

  2. I would have totally gone with a box that holds letters too. Haha.