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Keeping an Open Mind on High Frame Rate Filmmaking

Variety‘s David Cohen takes a different approach to analyzing The Hobbit‘s 48 fps look, wondering if its the creative licenses of the film itself, and not the high frame rate technology, that many critics are objecting to.

He writes, “The bottom line, I think, is that some of what people are reacting to in The Hobbit is the look of the picture, not something inherent in the HFR. Other directors will use it differently. And don’t forget: It’s new, and everyone — including Jackson himself — is still learning how to use it. So I encourage everyone to keep an open mind. The Hobbit isn’t the be-all and end-all of HFR. In time, it’ll become a refined and accepted tool, and other directors will use it differently.”

Read the full piece here.