Think in 3D: Food for Thought for Directors, Cinematographers and Stereographers
The book is designed to inspire a new kind of “3D thinking” in Directors, Cinematographers, Screenwriters and even Film School students, to encourage further exploration and integration of this medium into the process of visual storytelling.
Stereoscopic 3D should not only be about rigs and parallax any more than traditional filmmaking is about focal lengths and aspect ratios. Certainly there are techniques and considerations that have to be taken into account when making good Stereo 3D, but ultimately it is only how Stereoscopic 3D influences the audience’s experience of a film that is important.
The book provides food for thought in the form of a story and conversation, designed to provoke thought in the reader, as we delve into this fascinating new medium.
The book will lead you through an exploration of the most important questions about the art of Storytelling in 3D, then inspire you to venture into Why and What If? scenarios. Hopefully that will lead to insights and inspire Directors, DPs and upcoming Stereographers, to unleash the true potential that S3D has as an integral, enriching part of the filmmaking process.
Chapter: Is 3D a Tool or New Storytelling Medium, Subheading: Converge-on-focus, the pitfalls:
Line should read “because our eyes always focus on the physical screen, when watching a 3D movie, even if our convergence is now getting de-coupled” (8 March, 2012)