Earlier this year Instagram began to offer video a channel called IGTV which supported longer videos. Although our readings are quite short, they are typically just a little longer than Instagram’s old video limit of 60 seconds. Videos on the new channel can be much longer – but there are a couple of wee catches – first the format for Instagram videos is vertical/portrait, like many videos shot on phones, and of course all of our existing material is shot in a horizontal/landscape format. Secondly, although it’s free, IGTV is a separate app for iOS or Android, not incorporated into the Instagram app. Still – worth an experiment, so…
…nothing daunted, I had a look at our growing collection of readings, and decided that A brief format to be used when consulting with patients by Glenn Colquhoun read by Chris Lowe offered an interesting opportunity to play with the vertical format of our new Instagram TV channel.
You can now see the results on Instagram – to paraphrase the Outer Limits “Do not attempt to adjust the picture … We control the horizontal and the vertical …” Please visit, follow us on Instagram, and tell your friends!
Coming soon from Poems for Doctors news of an exciting new poetry competition for staff and students at all Scottish Medical Schools – watch this space!