Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson Want Manufacturers to Improve Televisions for Films
It is no secret that several directors including Rian Johnson and Reed Morano hate motion smoothing. They believe it distorts their art. Now, Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson have written to the Directors Guild of America in an attempt to fix this. If you don’t know what motion smoothing is, here’s a brief expiration:
So, what did Nolan have to say to his fellow directors? He wanted them to fill out a survey and then his plan was to take the survey results to TV manufacturers in an attempt to foster a dialogue. /Film was able to procure the email and parts of the survey.
Some of the questions were as follows:
I would love it if my TV had a mode I could switch to for better picture during films. Also, this probably isn’t a crazy or far-out idea as Netflix already teamed with Sony for the Netflix Calibrated TV. Do you like this idea, or should the DGA stay out?