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Am I "Wrong" For Liking Fast Shutter?


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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 02:40 PM

So the standard shutter angle I hear is 180°/172.8° .. I won't argue with what the "standard" is, but I personally like the look of around 80°-100°.

 

My philosophy for this quicker angle is it seems to come off far more crisp. Also only much faster movement displays blur which I feel can create a good separation of motion in the visual image. Screengrabs are also way sharper.

 

Should I stop these faster angles immediately? Is 1/50 vs 1/100 that much of a difference?


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:20 PM

You like what you like. There's nothing "wrong" with it; especially if you're the director and that's part of your style.


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#3 Randy J Tomlinson

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:02 AM

Thanks God we have Cinematographers like you! That makes the whole thing intresting. Would be boring if everyone does the same. It's your style. It makes you unique.


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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 03:38 PM

I did it all the time when shooting dance numbers on Smash.
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#5 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 04:48 AM

I guess sometimes it might not "fit" the mood or look for a particular scene/film.. you might need the light.. or it might give you flicker..  


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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:31 AM

A lot depends on the speed of the motion in the scene. 


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#7 Doug Palmer

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 04:23 AM

Perfect in Saving Private Ryan-type films.  Tiring on the eyes in others.  Most people don't care about screengrabs.


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#8 Christopher Santucci

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:38 PM

I can't stand motion blur and if you ever looked at normal 180 degree footage frame by frame, you'll see that most if not all of the movement is blurry. I generally shoot at 72 degrees and nobody ever notices the difference. One bonus with this approach is having more usable frames to use as stills. 


 

 


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#9 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 04:36 AM

I like it too. I think it's liked because it increases the visibility of the imperfect motion rendering which tells us we're watching a movie. Witness the vehemence with which high frame rate narrative drama has been received; nobody liked it.

 

People will make counterarguments about how this is all just the fact that we're conditioned to like certain things, but anyone's free to try to encourage people to like something else.


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