James Cameron Wants To Cure Your 3D Headaches

Tuesday, February 1 by

The newly Twitterific James Cameron is hard at work getting you to still care about 3D. While on the press circuit promoting his new movie (as producer, not director, come on) Sanctum, he had some pretty interesting things to say about the technical aspects of 3D, especially as they relate to his upcoming sequel to Avatar:

“For ‘Avatar 2,’ what I’m most interested in is getting theaters to up their light level… And we want to shoot the movie at 48 or maybe even 60 frames a second, and display it at that speed, which will eliminate a lot of the motion artifacts that I think are causing some people problems… People talk about feeling sick or something like that, and I think it’s because the image is strobing. That’s a function of the 24 frame frame rate, which has actually got nothing to do with 3D. It’s just made more apparent because the 3D is otherwise such an enhanced, realistic image, that all of a sudden you’re aware of this funky strobing which you weren’t aware of.”

This is certainly good news if you’re sick of those headaches that sometimes accompany 3D movies. I’m an ignoramus when it comes to frame rates and the like, so I can’t speculate on what something like that would do to a movie’s look. Anyway, bring your own strobe lights and glow sticks to Avatar 2, because Cameron is not having it. (SlashFilm)

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