Screen space…as you wish16:9 HD filming makes ELS and LS much more attractive and successful
Wide Screen shooting leaves a great deal of picture space to fillCinematographers resort to various stratagems to enable them to use Close Ups in awidescreen format.Using shallow focus to blur the rest of the frame is a DSLR speciality.
The ‘Bokeh’ can even provide a layer of abstract imagery
You can high contrast lighting to darken the rest of the frame(A BBC ‘Classic Serial’ trick!)
You can mask part of the frame with curtains/blinds.