When making a movie, the director is more than just a manager of the hundreds of people involved in the process. It’s their vision that drives the look, feel, and tone of a movie. In the end, all decisions about what you see on screen are up to them (ideally). The possibilities are infinite. Take Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, for example. This film was shot in the ultra-wide 2.20:1 aspect ratio. Engineered to be seen on a big screen, each shot is filled with plenty to see in every part of the frame. On all televisions, this film has black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. If you adjust your TV to remove the black bars, the sides of each shot are lost – by up to 20%, and you are missing out on aspects of the image that Kubrick intended you to see.
It’s the TV spectacle of the year. No other single event lends itself so perfectly to a party centered around a big screen. Whether your Super Bowl planning involves one TV or multiple TVs, big screens or little, we’ve put together some helpful tips to make sure everything gets set up correctly for game day.