[Movies] James Cameron Believes The Hobbit Could do for 48 FPS Movies What Avatar did for 3D
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 11.28.2012
Cameron would like to shoot the Avatar sequels at 48 FPS...
West Business reports that director James Cameron believes The Hobbit could revolutionize high-definition film-making with its 48 FPS version similar to what Avatar did for 3D movies. Furthermore, Cameron is considering shooting the Avatar sequels in 48 FPS (said to eliminate strobing) depending on the reception of the 48 FPS version of The Hobbit.
Cameron's thoughts on the 48 FPS version of The Hobbit, and how it could affect how the Avatar sequels are shot: "If there is acceptance of 48, then that will pave the way for Avatar (sequels) to take advantage of it. We charged out ahead on 3D with Avatar, now Peter's doing it with the Hobbit. It takes that kind of bold move to make change."
Cameron on Peter Jackson turning New Zealand into a global force in the film industry: "He's elevated the industry to a global level, where people from all over the world -- artists, film-makers, special effects technicians and so on -- come here to work, that's unique. It's really only happened a couple of times before, in Los Angeles and maybe London... it's the first time it's been done by a single film-maker."
Cameron on owning a farm in New Zealand and working on his scripts for Avatar there: "Unfortunately it's too damn distracting because it's so beautiful. I want to get these scripts nailed down, I don't want to be writing the movie in post production. We kind of did that on the first picture, I ended up cutting out a lot of scenes and so on and I don't want to do that again...We knew our immediate neighbours in a couple of mile radius a heck of a lot better in the first few weeks than we did in Los Angeles in 10 years."