Monday, February 20, 2017

48 FPS for *Lower* Frame Rates

"I, for one, welcome our new 48 fps overlords," said a friend from ASIFA.

This was shortly after the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which had select screenings projected in 48 frames per second. Like most animators trained traditionally, my knee-jerk reaction was of horror. So many drawings!

But I couldn't shake the topic. There was something about it that was tickling my brain. So I made an enormous spreadsheet comparing all sorts of frame rates. And after some hard thinking, I came to an Unexpected Conclusion.

I'm ashamed it took me so long to get around to writing an article about it, but I finally made the time. And it has just been published in Skwigly Animation Magazine:

I welcome any thoughts you may have on the topic but please leave your comments on the article itself rather than here. Thanks!