Page 12

people

Attractions People At 120 frames per second your eyes get greedy Ang Lee film director

V

ery few people will have yet had the opportunity to experience footage shot at 120 frames per second (fps) – perhaps just those who’ve been on Disney’s brand new Soarin’ Around the World rides. Oscar-winning film director Ang Lee is changing all that, as his pioneering use of the technology may signal a new way of filming for both the cinema and attractions industries. If dark rides, 4D cinemas and flying theatres one day employ this process more widely, visitor immersion could be lifted to a whole new level. Lee’s new film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, is the first movie to be shot at 120fps, in 4K 3D and with a screen luminance of 28 foot-lamberts – a technique that brings extreme clarity and almost hyperreal quality to the images for an immersive digital experience. Based on the book by Ben Fountain, the film tells the story of a 19-year-old soldier who suffers flashbacks from his time in Iraq whilst attending a Thanksgiving Day football game. “4K, 3D, 120fps capture gives extraordinary clarity to a film,” says Lee, who also directed Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi. “It allows us to explore new ground in cinema and engage the audience on a more emotional level.” There are challenges, Lee says, such as the actors being unable to wear make up and the ability to see more than ever before in the faces and expressions of the cast. “We could see everything,” says Lee. “That’s the scary part – you see the acting. The way we are used to actors

Ang Lee is the first to use the technology in the cinema, though it has been seen in theme parks

12

attractionsmanagement.com

AM 4 2016 ©Cybertrek 2016

Profile for Leisure Media

Attractions Management Issue 4 2016  

Attractions Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global attractions industry

Attractions Management Issue 4 2016  

Attractions Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global attractions industry