Alan Smithee

Avatar 2 & 3 Get Bumped Frame Rates

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I know, I know, who gives a shit about the Avatar franchise, blah blah blah. Well for one, this author loved the hell out of his blue Na’vi and their world of Pandora. One just needs to do a search on this website to see that I’m the resident Avatard. Well, call me silly, stupid, what have you, but I’m genuinely excited for these sequels.

Watching the first movie in IMAX 3D was something that I’d equate to a religious experience (I’m atheist, and I find human ingenuity to be the closest to a God I’ll ever see) and just seeing the way the truly in-depth 3D worked out on the screen instead of the movies where it’s put in as an afterthought made me glad to be part of this generation. The movie was great in my opinion, it was a entertaining escape into the world of Pandora where the audience to got leave Earth behind for a 3 hour span.

Well in the sequels, James Cameron wants to make this even more apparent. He plans on shooting the sequels (Avatar 2 and 3) at a higher frame rate than the normal 24 frames per second that most movies are shot at. He’s claiming that he wants to do anywhere from 48 to 60 frames per second. His reasoning behind this that:

When you author and project a movie at 48 or 60, it becomes a different movie. The 3D shows you a window into reality; the higher frame rate takes the glass out of the window. In fact, it is just reality. It is really stunning.

Most of us gamers know already that the higher the frame rate of a game is (i.e. the refresh rate of the screen) the more realistic it appears. I already thought many of the scenes in Avatar looked pretty damn realistic, but it boggles my mind to think of them being filmed at this high of a frame rate.

I’m sure I’m not the only person excited for the sequels, fellow Avatards let yourself be known in the comments below as to what you want to see in the sequel.


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