Scott Wilkinson on Home Theater

Episode 1444 (22:47)

Scott Wilkinson

Leo finally got to see Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee. Shown at 120 fps, Leo says it was almost like a stage play. But the problem with it is that because it was shot at such a high frame rate, the actors looked wooden, and because they used very little makeup, you see them how they really look. It's disconcerting, and Leo doesn't think it worked. Scott, though, disagrees and thinks it's an experiment that pushes the boundaries of what we are used to in cinema. Scott says we also have 100 years of watching movies at 24 fps. So when it's too high frame rate, it looks too realistic. Like the magic is gone. Scott says that would change though if the trend of shooting in HFR catches on and we become acclimated to it.

Come sing Christmas Carols as Scott conducts the annual Tuba Christmas LA this weekend! It'll be at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn on Sunday at 7pm.