No worries but naybe they should be merged? dont know dont want to spam
i just saw a spot of mine on instagram and it was all motiongraphics
main titlte on the top is cut off by the iphone notch and overlayed with a “reels” overlay by instagram… even though I allready look for low hanging titles because of “swipe up” and stuff, story post had been fine as they are padded in the app. This was a “reel” (whoch is basically a tiktok)
and i have done many many legals and cornerlogos that would have all been cut off.
(never gotten specs so I dont feel guilty) but its one of those skills that is good to have I guess, just to have a bunch of social overlays ready for approval sessions…
I didn’t do any commercial work between 2018 and 2020, so when I found myself mastering socials last year I was surprised by how involved it had become in the interim. I remember chumming around on the internet for advice and stumbled across some editor’s blog(can’t find it now of course…). My main take away was that the whole thing is a crapshoot.
There are of course the issues you mentioned about overlays and additional in-app graphics and such, but the part that convinced me I wouldn’t bother myself with it too much was the discussion about phone screen aspect ratio. Up until that point I’d honestly never thought about it, but with the proliferation of so many different phone and tablet models over the last few years, the manufacturers have introduced 19:9, 18:9, 16:10, 5:3, 4:3, and probably a half dozen other screen aspect ratios.
How 16:9, or if you prefer 9:16, content gets scaled into these new ratios is dependent on the phone’s OS and settings as well as the individual app settings. Some of these settings are adjustable on the user’s end so ultimately we don’t have any control over what the margin for title/action safety should be. My understanding is that a not insignificant percentage of the time the image is being cropped to fill the screen instead of letterboxed. So even if you follow all the guidelines and best practices for adding titles, there isn’t really any way to ensure title/action safety.
In the end, I decided to just do what I thought looked good and put the onus on the client to specify any changes they want.