Film Festivals are evolving for the better:
It is very encouraging to see Film Festivals in Asia and the MiddleEast evolve into mature collaborative environments for the film fraternity, rather than just hot-spots for Celebrity spotting. The previous trend at regional film festivals was to boast bagging rights to strut a big name Hollywood star on the red-carpet.
AbuDhabi Film Festival 2012, broke this mould by offering a series of workshops, free of cost, to regional film makers and students of media and film institutions.
Bollywood Stereoscopic 3D Spectacle: Ra.One:
After playing the wait and watch game for a while, Bollywood seems to have taken the plunge into Stereoscopic 3D movie-making. The credit for the first (in this 3D renaissance era) goes to Haunted 3D. A 3D film shot in “true” stereoscopic 3D.
True Stereoscopic 3D Principal Photography versus Conversion:
Stereoscopic 3D Virtual Sets and Stages:
One of the ongoing projects at the 3D Lab, twofour54 is R&D into stereoscopic 3D virtual sets and production workflows.
While Virtual Sets have been around for some time now, true stereoscopic 3D workflows pose a few interesting challenges. There are systems such as WASP 3D that have announced stereoscopic 3D support, and we are sure that other high end systems such as ORAD and VizRT would support stereo workflow as well, but what needs to be investigated is do/can they really support TRUE green screen stereoscopic live keyed talent at the proper Z-depth location in a scene?
Stereoscopic 3D production is heading beyond yesterdays generation of film makers, and it is refreshing to note that new ideas and hopefully new thinking will come about, as a whole new generation of 3D movie makers start out with 3D cameras, and yet not necessarily bogged down with thinking that only beam-splitters can shoot 3D! (with it’s associated aftifacts)
With my rant out of the way, I would like to introduce professionals that read this knowledgebase to assist the author of the below survey to help further the field of stereoscopic 3D movie making.
Stereo video capture artifacts – Survey