I’m proud to share the “Introduction to Stereoscopic 3D” presentation that was created as a basic support tool for introductory 3d learning sessions.
The presentation on SlideShare covers the basics of how stereoscopic 3D works, creating 3D and viewing 3D. The overall objective of the piece is to simply introduce stereoscopy to an audience which in the live workshop we augmented with interactive excercises to bring the theory to life.
All graphics were created specifically for this presentation with thanks again to Cassie Duncan for being a wonderful model for our 3D shots.
Stereoscopic 3D: An Introduction can be viewed and downloaded via SlideShare.
Great news on our submissions to LA 3D Film Festival held by our friends over at the LA 3-D Club is that we’ve got three films screening at the event!
Our three latest stereo 3D pieces have been selected for screening at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles Dec. 13-15th, 2013. Festival passes are now on sale online for $40, with individual day tickets available from December 1st.
Enhanced Dimensions films included in the program are:
Most exciting is that there are a couple of 3D premiers in the group. Our 2013 48 Hour Film Project film “Situation Vacant 3D” receives it’s 3D global premiere having only previously been screened in 2D, on both occasions winning awards (Best Direction & 3rd Place Palme Dewar), fingers crossed it goes down as well with the appreciative 3D audience! “Crime Squad:UNDERCOVER3D” is also receiving it’s 3D global premier, this is the the teaser piece for our forthcoming cop comedy web series.
We had some great fun yesterday at the SKAMM 3D Workshop in The Filmhouse in Edinburgh.
About a dozen keen young filmmakers attended the 3D workshop I ran on Saturday as we went through the basics, and not so basics, of how 3D images are constructed and the benefits of stereoscopy. Once we’d gone through a bit of theory and taken a quick 3D still picture the youngsters got to run wild with a range of (admittedly basic) 3D cameras to see what they could come up with and how 3D would affect what they were shooting. Apart from the odd technical glitch (there’s always one where technology is involved) the groups came back with some interesting 3D compositions and took to the tech very quickly. Considering we only had a couple of hours to try and cram in some really challenging concepts the team seemed to get to grips with it, with relative ease.
The short version of the presentation from the event can be downloaded here, and I expect to share the full version with the more in-depth and advanced topics online soon.
Big thanks to David Lumsden for inviting me to run this workshop and for Fiona Henderson and Aiden Nicol for being great hosts.
BBC is only a day away from screening the most hotly anticipated 3d TV show of all time – Dr Who: The Day of the Doctor.
Tomorrow evening (November 23rd) at 19:50 (UK time) BBC will broadcast the final show of it’s 3D test program and it’s likely to land with a blast. Day of The Doctor will be screened live on BBC TV as well as in cinemas around the globe as the show reunites all the former Time Lords in all in stereoscopic glory.
Steven Moffat who wrote the script specifically with 3D in mind said “My first impulse was if we’re going to do 3D it had to be part of the plot. We actually have to make 3D part of the story and if at all possible, to try and make 3D a bit scary. I wouldn’t say it’s in every scene, but there is an element of the show that exploits the fact of 3D.
Stereo post supervisor on the Dr Who 3D episode whom I was lucky enough to be tutored by at this years 3D Bootcamp in London, David Wigram said: “We had some growing pains because the show was so established. In part this was because the previous [2D] episode was being finished at the same time as the 3D and next episode was being prepared, so having to juggle between conventional and 3D camera systems and post processes was a minor headache.” David’s knowledge of 3D and Mistika was astounding and there’s little doubt this will be a real three dimensional treat.
Don’t miss out on this momentous occasion, it’s potentially the best 3D TV Drama made to date!
Following last years screening of our ultra short rom-com, ATM 3D, we were again a finalist in the Palme Dewar Film Competition which is sponsored by Dewar’s Whisky and organised by the nice folk of Heartland Film Society up in Aberfeldy.
There were seven finalists’ films screened at the Dewar’s Whisky Visitor Center in their stunning little auditorium. The films topics and styles were very varied from a documentary about nuns, through a second world war bombing drama to romantic comedies. Our film screened in 2D and was last in the sequence of films. Scoring of the films was decided via a mix of judges and audience vote.
The winning films in reverse order were:
Winner John McPhail has also recently won an unprecedented double award in this years Virgin Media Shorts – so we were definitely up against some stiff competition!
We’ve done a little further work on our recent short film “Situation Vacant (3D)” to enhance a specific 3D shot.
Normally we wouldn’t post about some further tweaks to a film, however in this instance it was something that we wanted to add from the outset, put simply time and other commitments meant we had to leave this until now – but this is definitely it, no more tweaking. This is Situation Vacant: The Final Cut!
Grab your 3D glasses (or 3D tablets for those of you lucky enough to have such tech whizzery) and check out our enhanced “Super-D” version over on The Stereoscopic 3D Channel!