Vertical Video vs. Horizontal Video: It Depends
As we watch more video on our mobile devices, our perspective changes. The New York Times created separate desktop and mobile versions of a video about a Justin Bieber pop song. When accessed from a desktop computer the video plays horizontally, but on mobile devices it plays vertically.
Michael Zhang writes on PetaPixal that "Director Jean-Charles Granjon recently decided to try his hand at turning vertical video from an annoyance into a cinematic experience. His short film titled Impact, embraces the orientation in order to capture the 'mental journey' of a high diver jumping off a cliff."
Joe Avella of Business Insider brings some humor to the debate over portrait vs. landscape. The Mona Lisa seems to work vertically. Same for books. Where will creativity take us?