definitely correctplus, human field of view is more horizontal orientated than vertical.
i still vote "friends", because like anything in film, you can use it to your advantage, if you know what you're doing (just rotate the goddamn TV by 90 degrees an make a vertical movie)
That said, plenty of folks are preoccupied with orientation. Maybe because there's no meaningful content to discuss?
People should take video more seriously and flip their phone to the side. We didn't have a problem holding camcorders that weighed five pounds back 20 years ago did we? Why do we have such a problem with just changing the way we hold our phones?
Everyone has a right to artistic expression. I've seen animations done in vertical mode that were great. But that really shouldn't be the "thing", it makes you break a lot of rules that destroy the whole mood of what you're capturing. Everything's either going to feel very cramped, or there's going to be a lot of dead space. Both of those things are easily fixed... Gasp... By simply turning the damn camera the correct way!
The way something is shot has EVERYTHING to do with the message. You can take a picture of something a thousand times - at different angles, lengths, exposures, etc, etc, and every time, it says something different. And that is why it's important for people to use their cameras the way they're designed to be used and to follow the most basic principles of composition.
the example posted may not have been of a meaningful theme, but it would have definitely been best served in horizontal orientation allowing the entirety of the cosplay in the frame; something the recording user in this case did not oblige to.
When I'm shooting something that I know will be viewed on an iPhone I find vertical video to be quite nice sometimes. What's an example of that? Well, FaceTime, for one. Or if I'm shooting something that will be iMessaged to someone with an iPhone and then never played in again.
Even for single people?
Not sure I understand that. What's so important around the side of their heads that you'd rather see that instead of their body?
Single AND married people, although I'm not sure why that matters.
(As an aside, when you're FaceTiming with someone, you see their picture depending on how THEY hold THEIR camera, not how YOU hold YOURS.)
The iPhones already should have a n option to always record horizontal even if you hold it vertically. I mean... they are always adding crap that no ones needs.
That's a good idea, though I'm pretty sure it has to do with the orientation of the camera sensor and cannot be accomplished with a simple software feature.