August 26, 2016
Film as a format has not totally died in the face of digital technology, with the latest Star Wars movie shot on film to recapture the 70s look. Perhaps the tussle between digital and film format rests not only on budget but also the mood filmmakers want to set for the film.
Earlier this year, Ang Lee showcased 11 minutes of his much awaited Billy Lynn’s long walk at NAB 2016, which made an impression on the audience at the event. The award winning filmmaker shot his latest feature in 4K resolution on a never done before 120 frames per second. Although Lee has said it removes visual effects like strobing that can be present in traditional films especially in 3D, the public has feared high-frame rate photography may phase out the dreamy pseudo-realism of 24 frames per second for higher visual clarity.