In a galaxy far far away… well actually just along the road a couple of years back… we shot a two minute silent short film just for fun inspired by a “Two Minute Silence” competition that Neil Rolland had set-up as part of his Write, Shoot, Cut platform in mid 2013. We had a laugh making it and really enjoyed working with Amanda Marment and Tamas Fazakas to get it done. Our aim was to create a 70’s looking cop show parody and overall the outcome was pretty good.
What interested me most though was the characters that Amanda and Tamas play – Dick Rize and Dawn Shine as they eventually became known: how did they get where they were, why would they want to be cops and what was their wider world like? From that inspiration Rhiannon and I decided to give it a go drafting several episodes that we could possibly produce as a 3D web series. At the same time as undertaking the writing challenge I was keen to move on from shooting with unibody 3d camcorders to shooting with a more advanced stereoscopic rig, which in itself would come to present quite a number of challenges and rather obviously slow us down from our usual run and gun style of shooting. That in itself is a whole other post!
The good news is the series has now (finally) completed post production and we had our cast and crew screening last week where we were finally able to share the fruits of nearly two years of effort – plus we could have a few beers and catch-up with everyone involved who’ve all become close friends. As writer/producer/director it’s difficult for me to be objective so I’m not going to tell you how great the series is – we’ll be sharing this online via The Stereoscopic 3D Channel from July 2015.
If you’d like to keep up to date do head over to our Facebook page for Crime Squad 3D and if you’re really keen you could like us at Enhanced Dimensions FB too for news and updates on our wider range of activities.
Crime Squad 3D: It’s gonna be great!
Containing more than 2½ hours of archival treasures and presented in high-quality digital 3-D all 22 films have been stunningly restored and mastered from original materials by 3-D Film Archive Technical Director, Greg Kintz. Meticulously aligned shot by shot for precise registration of the left/right elements, these historic 3-D motion pictures have never before looked this good!
The disc is available for pre-order now from Flicker Alley.
Really excited to share that our 2013 Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project short “Situation Vacant” has become our most screened short film having had 17 screenings at festivals and event around the world. Screened in 3D and 2D this short film has done exceptionally well winning awards for Direction, Cinematography and Screenwriting.
If you haven’t seen it yet you can see it at the Fife Independent Film Expo in May or alternatively keep an eye out for notifications on how else you might be able to get your hands on a copy of this award winning short.
And don’t forget to stay tuned for updates on our stereoscopic cop comedy Crime Squad 3D which is due to launch in 2015.
American musician Ty Segall has a funky new double 7″ single set coming out in classic red and blue anaglyph vinyl.
- Mr. Face
- Drug Mugger
- The Picture
Hey readers – apologies it’s been a long while since the blog was updated however I’ve been focussing on writing my first feature length script which finally is complete – more of that to follow once I’ve had some time to breathe!
In the meantime the team is now going to be reconvening to complete the Crime Squad 3D edit – so far we have rough edits of about half the series and still have several shots to complete. Our original plans to complete the series early this year have obviously fallen by the wayside but we are now going to have a push to try and get something online by no later than the end of 2014 – it would be good to head into 2015 with the full series ready to roll out in glorious Super Stereo Vision.
In the meantime do keep in touch over on Facebook and we’ll keep you up to date as to how we’re finally doing!