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Potential "visual" side effects?


Dec 3 2012, 3:11pm

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Potential "visual" side effects? Can't Post


'Hobbit film wizardry left us feeling sickí: Cinema-goers complain camera speeds and 3D effects caused headaches and queasiness

By Becky Evans

PUBLISHED: 05:27 EST, 2 December 2012

I think this can happen with any 3D film if you are susceptible. It actually should decrease those symptoms per the article.


Dec 3 2012, 3:23pm

Post #2 of 12 (587 views)
Give us this day our daily fail [In reply to] Can't Post

Why people keep posting things from the Daily Fail is beyond me. Itís like they donít realize itís a joke. Whatís next, the National Enquirer? Even the Onion is higher quality.

…all eyes looked upon the ring; for he held it now aloft, and the green jewels gleamed there that the Noldor had devised in Valinor. For this ring was like to twin serpents, whose eyes were emeralds, and their heads met beneath a crown of golden flowers, that the one upheld and the other devoured; that was the badge of Finarfin and his house.
The Silmarillion, pp 150-151
while Felagund laughs beneath the trees
in Valinor and comes no more
to this grey world of tears and war.
The Lays of Beleriand, p 311


Dec 3 2012, 3:33pm

Post #3 of 12 (546 views)
Perhaps if you read the article you would hold your commentary. [In reply to] Can't Post

"The Sunday Times reported...."
"Another fan tweeted..."
"The Sunday Times said..."

The question is the potential, though probably small, of various symptoms from the new technology. My point was that some small % of people are always more sensitive....be it seizures from video games to headaches from sound, light, 3D etc.

(This post was edited by Eruonen on Dec 3 2012, 3:34pm)


Dec 3 2012, 4:04pm

Post #4 of 12 (474 views)
It can [In reply to] Can't Post

Ordinary 3D makes me feel ill - so much so that to date I've only managed to sit through one 3D film and didn't care much for the 3D - I enjoy it more in 2D on DVD. For that reason I mean to see the Hobbit for the first time in 2D, just to enjoy the story.

But I will also try and see it at the high frame rate when I get the chance because I've heard so much about it - I'll report back on whether it's more or less uncomfortable


Dec 3 2012, 4:32pm

Post #5 of 12 (412 views)
There's a similar thread on page 3 (if you're interested) :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

I've never had a problem with 3d - it's just the glasses that dig into my head. I find them really uncomfortable.

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(This post was edited by DanielLB on Dec 3 2012, 4:40pm)


Dec 3 2012, 6:25pm

Post #6 of 12 (319 views)
Guardian Article [In reply to] Can't Post

Interesting Guardian Article in response to these claims


An eye catching comparison to the 'Avatar' visuals -

ē The very first review of Avatar claimed the special effects were "literally vomit inducing". The anonymous post, on Gawker, panned the plot, and described James Cameron's pioneering 3D techniques as "alienating" and "weird". "There are some beautiful moments Ö but overall it's a horrible piece of poop." Avatar has taken almost $3bn worldwide and is the most successful film of all time.


(This post was edited by Altaira on Dec 4 2012, 2:09am)


Dec 3 2012, 9:40pm

Post #7 of 12 (226 views)
These films... [In reply to] Can't Post

can be seen in regular 2D right? What I mean they're not only in 3D right? Because I do not plan on seeing them in 3D unless I feel I need to just try it...but only after I view first in 2D.

Grey Havens

Dec 3 2012, 9:48pm

Post #8 of 12 (205 views)
Well, I'm seeing the film in 2D, [In reply to] Can't Post

So I guess it's possible, as I'm no magician Wink

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Dec 3 2012, 11:40pm

Post #9 of 12 (177 views)
And MacDonalds is the most successful restaurant of all time [In reply to] Can't Post

so let the weak of CNS and GI tract be damned. It's evolution baby.

Ziggy Stardust

Dec 4 2012, 1:36am

Post #10 of 12 (154 views)
It sounds strange [In reply to] Can't Post

I know I am prone to motion-sickness, so that does worry me some. However, is the picture really that bad? People complained that the camera movement in The Hunger Games jerked around, and it did, but I felt fine afterward. Perhaps they are exaggerrating a bit? It can't be any worse than what the wii can do. Now I've gotten motion sickness from THAT.

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Dec 4 2012, 1:47am

Post #11 of 12 (137 views)
It's up to your local theater. [In reply to] Can't Post

Just check and see what formats they'll be showing in.


Growlithe the Grey

Dec 4 2012, 4:09am

Post #12 of 12 (139 views)
You wonder though [In reply to] Can't Post

How many of these people complaining have ever even seen a "regular" 3D movie? Are these people susceptible to motion sickness or similar issues to begin with?

In other words, I'm wondering if this has anything at all to do with 48FPS whatsoever. It might not.

That's if these "reports" even have any substance to being with.


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