Respecting the Spatiality of a scene in Virtual Reality:
When Directors and Cinematographers start responding to Facebook’s call to Hollywood for Immersive 360 movies, one important aspect could get overlooked by film makers.
Decades of 2D movie making experience of creating depth in a scene via lighting, lens effects, and framing, will need to be un-learned. In 2D it’s easy to “cheat” depth.
Film/Game Convergence: The Future of Cinematography
‘Let there be light,’ said the Cgi-God, and there was light…and God Rays.
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.
Dangerous Ishq is not the first Bollywood 3D movie to be shot in native 3D (versus a post conversion). That honor goes to Haunted 3D, directed by the same Director.
First off I have to give credit where due. The Director has gone against the grain of both Bollywood and even Hollywood Studios, by choosing to shoot native 3D versus opting for what I affectionately call the lazy solution of converting an entire movie after-the-fact.
Tempting as it may be to do yet another 2D v/s 3D pros and cons discussion, I’ll limit it to a critique of what can / should be improved in forth coming Bollywood 3D productions, just so that they can indeed be on par at lower [...]