Why Stereoscopic 3D is important to your Media Career:
Unless you’ve been living in a media cocoon for the past 3 years, chances are you will have noticed that “3D” is rapidly becoming a household name (as it was in the 50s and 80’s).
The difference is, that this time around, Technology has become better and more affordable to make it a widespread reality. There is no denying that the primary motivation for pushing 3D is business! Business for the Cinemas, business for TV manufacturers and Business for the whole Professional and Consumer electronics eco-system (Cameras, 3D gaming consoles, Homevideos, cell phones).
Key Framing v/s Montage Cinematography in 3D:
Hugo the movie, is a case study in how stereoscopic 3D can and should be used as a new medium of visual storytelling. I finally got a chance to see the movie, here in Dubai a few weeks later than its release date.
I went in, knowing it was going to be a good experience, but bias aside, it did not let me down. It can be comfortably stated that the premium paid for a 3d movie is well justified only in Avatar, Hugo, HTTYD, Tron and Pirates IV. (in that particular order).
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Following on to the recent article on how to Embed a Stereoscopic 3D content snippet into a 2D programme using functions of today’s Smart TVs, let’s take it a step further for the many premium TV channels that are available in HD.
Most people with 3DTV sets will already have modern LCD/LED/Plasma TVs that are connected to the internet or the so-called “Smart TVs”. To take the experience of augmenting Live entertainment programmes such as sports, Awards shows, Fashion shows and Concerts in Stereoscopic 3D, below is a case scenario of how the entire programme does not need to be shot or produced in [...]
James Cameron, Carlos Saldanha : 3D Masterclass at Abu Dhabi Media Summit
It was a nice gesture by the organizers to invite Real Vision to the 3D masterclass featuring the legend himself, James Cameron. (cell phone pic: seated center).
The turnout for the masterclass was huge as expected, and filled the better part of the auditorium of the Emirates Palace hotel in AbuDhabi. No doubt, I was sure that the audience was there more to see and hear the man speak on 3D, than for actual “masterclass” type activities that comprise typical Stereo 3D workshops.