By Lisa Costantini, Hollywood.com Staff
Peter Jackson says everyone is a critic, but that's okay.
The Lord of the Rings director showed early footage of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to mixed reviews this week during CinemaCon. But it wasn't the movie which won't be released until Dec. 14 that had cinema owners talking, but rather the technology used.
Jackson, who is shooting both part one and two of the Hobbit film adaptations, showed off a form of filming that will be the first of its kind. Instead of filming at 24 frames a second, Jackson's movie will project 48 images in that same time period. Jackson told Entertainment Weekly he understands people's hesitance. ""At first it's unusual because you've never seen a movie like this before. It's literally a new experience, but you know, that doesn't last the entire experience of the film; not by any stretch,"" he says.
The new technology will cost movie owners thousands of dollars to upgrade their projection equipment, but he says in the end it will create a more lifelike picture for moviegoers and make 3D less of a strain on the eyes.
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