48 Frames Per Second?
by, 17-Dec-2012 at 08:36 (419 Views)
Got around to actually watching the Hobbit tonight and I did so in 3D High Frame Rate to see what all the buzz was about. Please note what follows is my opinion, having gone in a few times on my breaks and seen what the non high frame rate looks like, I have to say at the start of the movie I was rather impressed with how beautiful the scenery was. My first thoughts were "Is this going to become the norm for filming movies?" The best way I can describe it, is that you are looking through a window (being the screen) directly onto the movie set. It really did feel like I was there.
Then came seeing the characters move, I quickly noticed in the opening scene when he is dipping his pen in ink, how unnatural the movement looked, it looked as if someone had punched Fast Forward on the remote. Since this scene was so up close of just his hand, I thought maybe that was the reason why. I was so wrong, every movement of every character seemed to move to fast. Parts where someone is running and jumping over things, look immediately fake, as it seems they required little effort to make it over the object.
This effect did not occur in all the scenes, but is drastically noticeable throughout the entire film. Overall I enjoyed the movie, look forward to the next one as well as wanting to re watch the original 3 LOTR's movies, now that I have some back story, I am hoping that I won't be so confused and can actually get through them.