I’ve been looking forward to seeing a clip of the web scripted series Video Game High School to decide whether its producers were on to something — or just hyping a gimmick — when they said that it will be the first online show to include several scenes in a vivid 48 frames per second, twice the norm. Well, here’s the trailer ahead of the second season’s July 25 release, and the jury’s still out. I’m told that the video game sequences are in the higher frame rate. But they’re too short here to make an impact. You can see for yourself or, if you were a fan of the first series, see what the sequel from producers Rocket Jump Studios and Collective Digital Studio is all about.
EXCLUSIVE: Rocket Jump Studios and Collective Digital Studio have a twist with their announcement that the second season of their YouTube action comedy series will premiere in July the week of the San Diego Comic-Con. They say that Video Game High School 2 will be the first online show that includes sequences presented in vivid 48 frames per second, twice the norm and similar to what director Peter Jackson offered with The Hobbit. You’ll have to go to a special video player at RocketJump.com to see the full effect; YouTube itself transmits in 24 fps. But the effort to make the series more cinematic suggests that backers are optimistic about the possibility of beating the 55M views last year for the nine-episode first season stories about a boy who attends the world’s most prestigious gaming academy in an alternate reality where pro video gaming is the world’s top spectator sport.