Boom, Boom, Boom – 3-in-3D!

Fantastic news again on the screening front – very pleased to announce that 3 of our 3D short FIlms will be screening at this years Indie Film Con in Indiana, USA.

It’s yet another outing in stereoscopic 3D for our stereoscopic romantic comedy “ATM“, our horror from 2012 “The Collection” and last year’s “Situation Vacant“.

The event occurs from June 6th-8th in Bloomington, Indiana. You can find out more at the Indie Film Con website.

Life in 3D Presentation: Shooting a 3D Film with no time nor money

I had a great time in Edinburgh last week at The Edinburgh 3D Film Festival which I organised alongside the team from Edinburgh College of Art who run the “Life in 3D” Symposium.

I spoke at the symposium on the topic of “Indie 3D – Shooting a 3D film with no time nor budget“, focusing on my team’s approach to the global 48 Hour Film Challenge in which we have competed on 3 occasions; in each case shooting in stereo 3D.

As “Situation Vacant” was screening at the film festival I felt it would be more interesting to discuss our first 48hfp 3D film “The Collection” which we created in May 2012. This film went on to screen in about a dozen festivals around the world, won a couple of awards and has to date had over 120,000 views on YouTube; I’d suggest it’s not a bad case study to share our learnings from. The presentation was created to be stereoscopic although on the day as primary projection facilities were 2D I stuck to this – we did however screen “The Collection” on the 3D Monitor so everyone could see the quality of the 3D product we had created in two very short days. The 2D version of the “Life in 3D” presentation is now available to view on SlideShare.

It’s been an interesting 12 months in terms of actually presenting and training, apart from the usual feedback and use that our visitors have received from our online tutorials, I have been able to get out and run some 3D training sessions for a number of filmmakers from Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

We have an outline for a larger 3D training session which I have been working on for some time and we have had some interest, although at the moment probably not sufficient to run the full course as I’d imagined it. I will keep you updated though as we move forward and find out if this is financially viable.

In the meantime do feel free to use the existing stereo 3D tutorials on YouTube and check out the Enhanced Dimensions presentations on SlideShare.

Edinburgh 3D Film Festival – Get your tickets now

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It’s been a few months of hectic planning but we’re finally live with our week long celebration of 3D Film – The Edinburgh 3D Film Festival 2014.

With that in mind if you want to see some great stereoscopic features or short films head over to the Filmhouse website now and get your tickets – it’s looking likely that these screening will be pretty busy.

Each screening will also feature related talks or question and answer sessions with visiting directors or stereographers.

Tickets are available at the usual Filmhouse Website.

Crime Squad 3D Season One – It’s a Wrap!

We finally finished the primary shoot for Crime Squad 3D Season One yesterday on a blustery and freezing cold Edinburgh morning. Amanda, Tamas and Magnus braved the gale force winds, mini sand storm on the beach and spattering of drizzle to deliver fantastic performances all round!

It’s been a long haul to shoot what should deliver six ten minute episodes and we owe a debt gratitude to all the cast, crew, backers and supporters who’ve helped us along the way. Thank you everyone for your help, this is only the beginning of the adventure and hope you can all stay with us as we launch and hopefully take this onto a bigger stage.

Our aim is to have the first full episode complete by Summer 2014 so do please follow us on Facebook where we’ll be posting all the latest news.

In the meantime why not check out the advert from the show we’ve created for NEO3DO the glasses free 3D Tablet. David from NEO3DO came onboard as a sponsor early on and has been really supportive of the show. So take it away Amanda and Tamas… or should I say Detective Rize and Shine?

YOUTUBE – SEE THE CRIME SQUAD 3D NEO3DO ADVERT

NEO3DO Crime Squad Advert 3D

NEO3DO Crime Squad Advert 2D

Life in 3D Symposium

I’ll be speaking at this years “Life in 3D” Symposium in Edinburgh, so if you’re interested in learning a little more about stereo 3D do please come along to this free event.

Life in 3D’ is a 1-day symposium at the University of Edinburgh that brings together otherwise independent practitioners and academics currently working on 3D from technological and creative perspectives.

The 3D theme of this year’s symposium is stereo vision and surround sound. The event provides a unique opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, showcase work in progress and discuss how 3D is used in the industry and academia.

The symposium will run in parallel with the ‘Edinburgh 3D Film Festival‘ at the Edinburgh Filmhouse.

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SV @ Edinburgh 3D Film Festival

Situation Vacant will finally get a digital 3D screening in the UK at the first ever Edinburgh 3D Film Festival this May.

Our award winning sci-fi/mystery film which we created at last years 48 Hour Film Project in Edinburgh will have its UK Stereoscopic 3D Premiere on the 7th May at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh in Scotland’s first 3D film festival. This is really great news for us to be able to screen our film in the format it was meant to be seen in. In production we really considered how the stereoscopic effect could be used in a subtle way to enhance the story and characters emotional perspective, and it’s certainly the best considered use of 3D I think we have made to date.

Of course this is just one of a whole block of live action 3D shorts that we will be screening that night, and is itself one night of a week-long celebration of stereoscopic 3D films. For more on the Edinburgh 3D Film Festival and to keep up to date with the event please visit the website and LIKE the Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter.