I went Christmas shopping at Downtown Disney (man they’re expensive!) on a rainy day. At the end of my 30-minute shopping errand (I shop fast), I decided to treat myself with donuts and coffee. I went home and logged into the computer; dunkin’ mah donuts into the coffee while listening to the rain hit the roof of my house.
“Ah, this is as good as it can get” I thought in my head–but it got even better. Looking at my site referrers, I noticed that my blog, as well as ten others, was featured on Cami’s site for “11 Examples of Great Web Design“…awesome! I don’t think I ever had my blog featured on another website before so I am flattered that this blog is even being recognized by someone. Thanks Cami!
I watched The Hobbit last night (no spoilers here), but in HFR 3D. HFR stands for High Frame Rate, and the current standard frame rate in all cinemas is 24 frames per second. The Hobbit in HFR displayed 48 fps instead which is twice the typical rate–and HOLY SHIT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.
At first, the picture seemed quite unusual. It took me a couple of minutes to adjust to seeing 48 FPS in a fantasy movie. The visuals originally looked a little too “soap opera” for me and some of the movements the characters made seemed a little too fast and unreal, but the more I watched the more my brains made sense of the increased frame rate and thus realizing how considerably more realistic and enhanced everything looked on HFR.
Despite the mixed opinions on whether to see this film in HFR or not, I think HFR the best way to go and totally worth seeing, especially for a CGI movie with many visually detailed scenes. It’s simply an incredible experience is too see middle earth in its rawest and most vivid form.