Aesthetics of Higher Frame Rates in Cinematic Motion Pictures
Motion pictures can be improved by applying higher frame rates (HFR) offering significantly more temporal visual information compared to the standard 24 frames per second in both image acquisition and reproduction. Fluid motion renderings are achieved, and unwanted motion artifacts like judder or strobing are reduced.
On the other hand, the specific aesthetics of HFR can influence the perception of cinematic storytelling fundamentally, especially in fiction films. At the conference “Reaching Out” in Lisbon (11- 2021, IMAGO Educational Committee), cinematic test footage of three research projects was presented that illustrates and compares essential aspects of HFR aesthetics for cinematic motion pictures and the influence on the perception of motion. This footage represents the current state of research in this matter at Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart. It provides an insight into the methodology of its creation and illustrates the significance of HFR aesthetics to the art of cinematography and storytelling.