Director Ang Lee and his technical team will be presenting scenes from his groundbreaking 3D 120fps feature Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, and discussing the reasons for shooting in this format, and the challenges that came with it. What began as a desire to minimize the motion blur and strobing inherent in 3D 24fps became an exploration of a new digital filmmaking aesthetic. Rather than trying to mimic the look of traditional film, this technology takes theatrical projection in a new direction. High frame rate photography minimizes motion blur and eliminates strobing, but it also brings a new level of engagement and immersion.
Ang Lee, Two-Time Oscar Winning Director
Tim Squyres, Oscar-nominated Film Editor
Ben Gervais, Technical Supervisor
Ang Lee was born in Pingtung County, Taiwan. The son of a high school principal with traditional ideas about education, Lee chose to study theater in America instead. He went on to get an M.F.A. in Film Production at NYU. In 1990, Lee made his first feature, Pushing Hands. His films include The Wedding Banquet (Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival), Eat Drink Man Woman, Sense and Sensibility (Golden Bear), The Ice Storm, Ride with the Devil, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Oscar, Best Foreign Film), Hulk, Brokeback Mountain (Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival and Oscar, Best Director), Lust, Caution (Golden Lion), Taking Woodstock, Life of Pi (Oscar, Best Director), and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. He lives in New York.