Originally Posted by Bill
Maybe it was the 4k that made it look cheesy. I'm sure you watch 60fps 720p all the time. Do you have a problem with that? I had no problem with it, thought it was great.
Real people doing unscripted things in 60fps looks more natural than actors doing scripted things.
Edit: Actually there are a lot of sitcoms in 60hz, and they don't look weird. But I think that's because they don't get crazy with the lighting, fantastical characters, stunts, fast cuts, composition, etc. And the cast are usually experienced in sitcom acting. And there's a faster pace with fewer dramatic silences. And instead of the cinematography telling the story, it plays out through dialog and actions. Also they don't use extreme closeups that can expose little twitches (flaws) in the actors' muscles.
Lower-frequency 24hz smooth things out and make actors look bigger and stronger and more graceful.
If HFR is going to work, they will probably have to use wider shots, tone down the lighting and camera movement, and train the actors. HFR isn't unnatural, it's just not a natural fit for the current way of filmmaking.
There are several people who have mentioned that it's odd that someone can like 3D but not the advance of HFR-- well it took time for 3D to prove itself to me. As a kid of the 80's I was convinced it was a popout thing, reserved for theme park rides. It wasn't until Avatar that I realized what 3D really should be.Edited by cakefoo - 12/30/12 at 11:36am