If you're shooting widescreen, then shoot for widescreen safety. The center-cut guides are only useful if your content will be shown center-cut (not scaled down and letterboxed) on a standard 4x3 aspect ratio screen. In most cases, you're going to want your content to be scaled down and letterboxed, not center-cut.
Thank you for the reply.
Ill aim for the widescreen safety as you suggest. I have taken several shots of the characters now, using different lighting styles etc. Next week will be dedicated to Keylight. I am quite familiar with it, but want to get really really deeply involved. I am going to spend some time with multi passes and different tests.
Soon, (hopefully) I will be able to tell you all where to check out our work! :-)
Thanks again for the feedback.
If there is no chance that your project will appear on SD broadcast, you'll be fine using 16x9 title & action safe.
If there's a chance the project will be repurposed for broadcast -- which at least in the USA simulcasts 16x9 HD with 4x3 SD or rarely 16x9 SD -- you may want to consider the implications of shooting 16x9 title & action safe. No chance? No worries!
Another thing to take into account is that most computer and television screens these days are widescreen.
thanks for the tips. Our project is specifically for television. We are going to aim at UK first, then USA.
So I will have to take the broadcast thoughts into account...