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.
Big thanks is also owed to our sponsors NEO3DO and to everyone who supported us via Indigogo (complete list on our CS3D page here).
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!
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!
Our award winning 48 Hour Film Festival 3D short film “Situation Vacant (3D)” (Best Direction) will screen in LA at this years 3D Film Festival (3DFF)!
is the world’s first and largest digital 3D Film Festival and Market. With support from its founding sponsors 3DFF
is dedicated to driving innovations in the 3D entertainment industry and to help perpetuate the art and science of the medium. Through its biannual festival programs, 3DFF
aims to pay tribute to and honor the companies, technologists, and content creators, who have in the past and are currently pioneering the future of the 3D stereoscopic motion picture and video game industries.
So get yourself ready for a stereoscopic 3D experience this September at The 3D Film Festival
in downtown LA.
AV Watch has shared images of another 3D viewer that allows viewers to watch 3d content via their smartphone.
Like the Hasbro my3D and the recent Google Cardboard VR Kit this device is a basic update on the classic victorian stereoscope. It features a dual lens system and holding device that allows you to slip your phone in one end and view 3d Side by Side content from the likes of YouTube in full colour stereoscopic 3D.
Engadget reports that device works in a similar manner to another 3D classic the Viewmaster, “but magnifies side-by-side yt3D YouTube movies on an iPhone instead of the classic circular slides. On top of negating the need for custom content like similar products we’ve seen, this should also yield a brighter and larger 3D viewing area than red-green glasses — letting you get the most out of that retina display.”
Unfortunately this product appears to be iPhone 4/4S and a Japanese release only.
We’re proud to announce that we’re running a Scotland’s first 3D filmmaking training course along with SKAMM in Edinburgh for 14 to 21 year olds this summer.
Going from the basics of stereo 3D filming principles right through to the final edit and depth grading of a 3D short film this course will give attendees handon experience alongside a strong grounding of modern 3D stereoscopic film production.
The course runs from 21st to 25th of July at the Edinburgh College of Art. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Situation Vacant has been selected for screening at the annual Loch Ness Film Festival in July.
Situation Vacant is fast becoming our most successful short to date with a dozen film festival screenings and having reached 10,000 views on YouTube within two months. We’re definitely going to attend so if you are at the festival do feel free to come and say hi to us.
You can find out more at the official Loch Ness Film Festival website.