The Opportunities and Challenges of High Frame Rate Filmmaking

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Wired reports from a recent event where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented an experiment where they screened the same short film shot in four different frame rates, ranging from 24 fps to 120 fps. With a majority of the audience indicating they preferred the traditional 24 fps, the panel reflected on what that meant for the future of filmmaking.

"On the one hand there’s tremendous possibility, but the challenge is to maintain the artistry and craftsmanship,” director Jon Favreau said. "Once everything is in focus it requires a lot more staging, and a lot more sophistication in visual effects, and more attention to prop work, set design, and costuming.”

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