I was watching the Hollywood Reporter's Cinematographers Roundtable interview with Roger Deakins, Dion Beebe, Jeff Cronenweth, Matthew Libatique, Benoit Delhomme and Dick Pope, which I highly recommend (https://m.youtube.co...h?v=p2Z4UvAdE7E). At around the 27:30 mark they begin discussing film and digital projection, and Beebe - or maybe Cronenwweth, I'm not sure - mentions how in film projection the black 'frames' caused by the rotating shutter were somewhat comforting and added to the cinema experience, and there is a difference in effect with digital projection due to the absence of the shutter.
I've never really paid attention to this or noticed this, since by the time I started going to the movies a lot digital projection had already become the predominant projection method.
My question is: Do you think the black 'frames' caused by the rotating shutter add to the "cinema effect'? Why/why not?
Edited by Leon Liang, 16 July 2015 - 04:29 AM.