Okay, so I’m going to super geek out with this one. As with many out there when growing up I had read the Hobbit and the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy; and as many out there I was super stoked when Peter Jackson dared to take what was sacred and transform them to the big screen.
Once again, as many know, he is doing it again only this time with the beginning of the story. He is, as many hoped he would, bringing us the Hobbit and as Peter does he is pushing the limits of not only telling this story as true as possible but the technology. If you follow me on facebook, and if you don’t then why the heck aren’t you! Anyway you would know that I posted some time ago about his use of the new Red Epic to film the Hobbit.
Beside using the new Red Epic on this film adventure he is also going out on a limb and shooting it at 48fps (frames per second). Now for the non-knowing out there all movies today and that you have ever seen for like the last 90 years have been shot at 24fps. This has been the standard, it’s what we are used to so why change you ask? At 24fps there is motion blur during times of fast motion so image clarity can suffer. With the faster frame rate this should be eliminated or at least drastically reduced and allow for clearer on screen projection. Here is a nice write up Peter did on his thoughts for shooting at this rate.
Sure this is all cool and stuff but the bottom line is push the limits of what you do. Invent, be creative, don’t let what you have or don’t have hold you back. It’s about your vision and the creative ways you can bring that vision to life.