What makes Gemini Man, movie, colors so vivid and picture so clear?



I know the movie was shot @60fps instead of the traditional 24 frames and I’m not saying its the ultimate movie or anything, please take it as face value, a question. I asked over at r/ movies a while back but they are a bunch of elitists and got upset that I even asked. One person simply said its because it’s 60fps.

So what about this movie makes the colors so vibrant and the picture so clear (by clear I don’t mean moving scenes, I mean static scenes and backgrounds)? The picture quite frankly looks phenomenal and would like to understand what is so different about this particular 4k movie over the others I own.

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Color is something of an artistic choice. There’s been colorful features and drab ones for a good while now. It’s all about the camera itself, the specific settings and any filters used, and perhaps some post effects to alter it further if desired. It’s very colorful because a decision was made to have it be vibrant.

As for the clarity of the picture, that may have at least something to do with being shot at 60FPS, or it may have to do with the camera they used, or both.

[Here’s an article with an interview](https://ascmag.com/articles/gemini-man-set-visit) with the cinematographer on Gemini Man.

It was shot at 3.2k resolution. This was upscaled to 4k.

It was shot at 120fps with a 360° shutter angle. This means there’s less motion blur than normal cinema.
Standard cinematic process is to shoot at 24fps with a shutter time of 1/48^th second. Gemini man used 120 fps and 1/120^th second.

It’s common in cinema to use a shallow depth of field – only the subject is in focus, whilst backgrounds and foregrounds are out of focus.

Gemini Man uses a wider depth of field.

>It’s beautiful to use shallow focus as a tool, but with 3D, you feel like you’re losing something with shallow focus. You want to see the room. Depth becomes an important part of the audience experience.

The shadows on this movie have been lit so they still have details. It’s common to “crush” shadows on movies so they become pure black, with no visible details.

The faster shutter time, high frame rate and wide depth of field mean that much less of the frame is blurry compared to traditional cinematography. And with details in the shadows too, there’s yet more life like detail on screen.

The cinematographer said

>This is a new medium that has the potential to offer a different sort of truth. Emotionally, 24 fps feels like the cinema of dreams, and 120 fps the cinema of reality. 

It’s worth reading the whole article.