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The Dangers of Vertical Video; A Public Service Announcement [Video]

According to the puppets in this tongue-in-cheek PSA, you’d better start shooting your video in the right orientation or very bad things–potentially involving George Lucas–will come to pass.

[via Mashable]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/15/12

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous

    Hilarious! But what’s up with John Goodman’s picture?

    Maybe a good solution to prevent “VVS” would be to rotate all iPhone icons for all the “iDiots” who have no imagination or insight? I mean, isn’t it a requirement for a person to be a complete moron to even purchase an Apple device? After all, the only people I ever see with these things are absolute dim-wits to begin with.

  2. bobro

    awesome video…

  3. Darren

    Another danger: if we are to rotate the device, which way is “up”?
    (I’ve shot a few upside-down videos personally)

  4. Matt

    Darren, look at where your camera lens is placed on the device, it will never be directly center, it’s offset to the left or the right while holding the device vertical.

    Whichever side the lens is closest to the edge of (left or right) is the top.

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