Peter Jackson Talks About Reactions To 'Hobbit' 48 FPS Footage
Reported by Outsiders - 01:48 PM 2012.04.29
Director Peter Jackson showed audiences at CinemaCon in Las Vegas 10 minutes of never-before-seen footage from New Line Cinema and MGM’s upcoming epic “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which showcased the filmmaking innovation of 48 frames-per-second (fps), doubling the typical frame rate of 24 fps. The reaction from the audience wasn't the greatest and many felt the 48 fps made the film hard to watch visually.
From this reaction, Peter Jackson has spoken out about the screening in ultra-high-resolution. “Nobody is going to stop. This technology is going to keep evolving.” Jackson felt many of the audience became more comfortable with what they saw as the show went on. “I just wonder if they were getting into the dialogue, the characters and the story. That’s what happens in the movie. You settle into it.” Sources quoted another source about Jackson's 48 fps use. “I think we should let him finish it and see what it’s like then, but it seems a little like the look of a soap opera”.