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Todd Terry
Re: Mad Max Fury Road Frame Rate Manipulation
on Aug 17, 2016 at 4:19:04 am

I'm saving that video myself... I'd hesitate to count the number of times through the years I've tried to explain to someone how shutter speed is different than frame rate, what the emulation of a 180° shutter is, and all that jazz. I usually just get blank looks. I agree it is not the world's most obvious thing to understand, but if you think a bit about it it's not that hard.

And Jon, if you want to use the "narrow shutter" look to make an action scene look more "actiony," just be judicious about it. In the right hands, it can be very effective (Saving Private Ryan, as mentioned). Overdone though, it's a very bad thing. I think I first noticed the wave of offenses starting in 2000 with the movie Gladiator, where (in my opinion) overuse of narrow shutters rendered the movie almost unwatchable. Of course, many many other movies have followed suit.


Todd Terry
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