As a newbie filmmaker, one of the first things you should master is the frame rate. Different frame rates affect your shots, and you should choose it wisely depending on what you want to achieve. In this video, filmmaker Chris Vanderschaaf shows how four different frame rates affect bottle shots. So if you need to shoot some commercial videos, this can be a great visual guideline.
As you might know, the base frame rate is 24fps for movies, 30fps for TV/broadcast and 25fps for PAL broadcast. At this frame rate, you will achieve 100% realistic speed. If you shoot at higher frame rates, you can produce slow-motion footage, and this is what Chris demonstrates in his video.
Chris compares bottle shots side-by-side, shot at 1000fps, 640fps, 240fps and 120fps. Here’s how these frame rates affect the final shots:
If you’d like to learn more about frame rates, there’s a great tutorial by Brandon Li here. Also, just for fun, check out what happens when frame rate matches flapping wings of a bird or a helicopter’s rotors.