Depth OF Field: A stereoscopic 3D taboo?
Is Depth of Field (DoF) a no no in Stereoscopic 3D movie making? Pretty much yes. You would want to have infinite DoF in a 3D movie, so as not to cause undue duress to audiences eyes and minds as they struggle to “fuse” out-of-focus imagery. Yet, DoF and RackFocus are staple in the Cinematographers and Directors toolkit when making movies, and have been for the past few generations. They work extremely well to direct the audiences’ attention to part of the visual frame, or to lock attention to an important prop or [...]
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Stop Motion Cinematography and Stereoscopic 3D:
I was asked by a student film-maker at my recent 3D production master-class during the AbuDhabi Film Festival, what I thought about Stop motion in 3D and Frankenweenie. As I’ve not seen any previous Burton Stop-motion film from start to finish (yes shame on me), I decided to see the movie today at the local Imax in Dubai.
Stereomatography: What is it?
It could be defined as the art of recording the spatial depth of a scene in motion pictures.Why is it relevant to the latest 3D movie now out in Cinemas; The Amazing Spider-man?
We all know what Cinematography is. In a nutshell, it is the art (and science) of shooting and producing moving pictures. The Cinematographer or Director of Photography is in-charge of this department of a film being shot. Everything has been going smooth thus far, and then Stereoscopic 3D re-surfaces in all it’s Digital glory this decade, and suddenly roles of crew and definitions of techniques in film get changed.
Three word review for Promethues: GO SEE IT!
That’s my recommendation on the stereoscopic 3D aspect of this film. I could be critical and say that it had virtually flawless Stereoscopy, but I’d be lying. The harmony of great Cinematography, Stereoscopy, Acting, VFX and last but not least… Direction makes this a movie that sets the bar up again for what Stereoscopic 3D in Films should be about.
This is an ACTION movie for crying out loud… and it is done well in Stereoscopic 3D. Where other action movies in 3D have failed miserably, this one shows how to do it right!