Ang Lee Confirms He's Already Shooting His Next Film in 120FPS 3D
FirstShowing.net reports that while we all thought we were done with High Frame Rate projection after The Hobbit, but it looks like that’s not the case. During Sony Picture’s annual presentation at CinemaCon this week, director Ang Lee appeared in a recorded video from the set of his new film based on the book Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. He talked about how making Life of Pi in 3D taught him how remarkable of a filmmaking tool 3D is. He has since explored new filmmaking technology even further, deciding to shoot this next film at 120 FPS (frames per second) and in 3D (again). No footage was shown, and they didn’t mention anything else about it being released in HFR, but it sounds like Lee is now getting into HFR after James Cameron and Peter Jackson.
It was also mentioned this is the first time any film has been filmed fully in 120FPS. Cameron and Jackson have been using 48FPS and 60FPS, but this is the first 120FPS film. I am very curious to see some footage.
And Hollywood Reporter.com reports that Ang Lee has introduced the next challenge for digital cinema projector makers.
During the Sony slate presentation, Wednesday at CinemaCon, it was confirmed that Lee’s next movie, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, will be shot in 3D, 4K resolution and uniquely at a high frame rate of 120 frames per second. This would be a first, and would put attention on the projection side of the equation.
Details were not explained, but it’s being shot with Sony F65 4K cameras, and presumably Sony is working on a way to project this material.