Gas turbine film cooling creates complicated and highly unsteady flow structures. This study seeks to examine the unsteady characteristics created by different cooling hole inlet geometries using a fast-response pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) technique able to capture time-accurate measurements at 2000 frames per second, resolving frequencies up to 1000 Hz. Time-accurate and time-averaged measurements are used to evaluate the performance of a plenum-style inlet and a crossflow-style inlet in varying turbulence environments over a flat plate. The results of this study are intended to begin the process of breaking down widely accepted time-averaged film effectiveness trends into the cumulative effects of freestream turbulence and momentum flux ratio, with emphasis on the cooling jet motions they cause. Jet behaviors observed in this study include a sweeping oscillation, unsteady attachment and separation from the plate, and time-accurate and time-averaged flow bias. Cooling hole inlet geometry and momentum flux ratio affect the core of the jet, and freestream turbulence affects the periphery of the jet. Crossflow-fed cooling holes show bias to the upstream side of the cooling hole with respect to the internal crossflow direction. Plenum-fed cooling holes outperform crossflow-fed cooling holes, and the difference grows with increasing momentum flux ratio. The frequency of both plenum- and crossflow-fed cooling jet motions is influenced by the freestream turbulent velocity fluctuations. The resulting mode shapes show dominant side-to-side sweeping for higher turbulence environments and a separation and reattachment motion for lower turbulence environments. At higher momentum flux ratio, the jets were seen to increasingly favor separation and reattachment motions. The results of this study are intended to better inform existing predictive tools. With a better understanding of the time-accurate behaviors responsible for creating the commonly accepted time-averaged coolant distributions, simple predictive tools may be better equipped to accurately model film cooling flows.