Recreating a mood in 3D movies:
What does the image above evoke in a person? Chances are it would create a mood, or ignite a familiar memory and cause an emotional reaction, however subtle, in a viewers mind. Yet the image itself is a flat 2D representation of the real world.
We all know that 3D movies are about immersing the viewer in a more accurate representation of the world. The “depth channel” is unlocked in a 3D movie, albeit just an optical illusion. Depth can also be called the spatial relation between the different objects or subjects in a scene. Giving the brain access to this Spatial Information was previously impossible in 2D movies, and the closest attempts to do so were lateral movement of the camera to record parallax, or the use of depth of field and “deep staging” in movie scenes to recreate that “3D” look.
Why… in every 2D movie, the most frequent reference made is how to give a scene that 3D look. Now that we have the technology and the tools to do so, are we using it effectively? This article aims to ask as many questions as it does to answer them and provoke thought on the effective use of 3D
Depth Script – The true reason for it 3D movies:
It’s very fashionable to use terminology such as depth budget and a Depth script in 3D movie making. These are new terms being coined as stereoscopic 3D movie-making is being rediscovered. What exactly is the need for a depth script? That can run into a few pages of theory and practical examples, but let’s try to condense it a bit
- A feature film is approx 90 to 100 minutes long or should be, …
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