Our Suggested New Year’s Resolutions for Hollywood

Dec 31, 2012 Comments
Think Long and Hard Before Going 48 fps

No, Hollywood shouldn’t nix the idea of going 48 frames per second entirely, but filmmakers do need to find an appropriate way to use it before shooting a feature length film – let alone three. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey looks fantastic about 50% of the time, when Jackson’s camera is stagnant either to capture a beautiful landscape or particularly crisp character close-ups, but the moment that camera moves or an intense battle scene enters the frame, the footage takes on this terrible video-like quality. A sad story for The Hobbit trilogy, but 48 fps clearly does have a plus side, so before we run off for another 266-day shoot or bury the concept entirely, why not just figure out how to put it to the best possible use?

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