Legacy of the Gods is a 3D stereoscopic documentary in the making right now in 2013. The Nepal segment of the film was presented on May 17, 2013 at the Cannes Festival. Release date in not yet confirmed but is expected sometimes in 2014.
Stunning 3D footage, never-before experienced areal shots taken from remote-controlled multicopters, frame rates of 48 fps (frames per second) or more, ensuring "Hobbit-like" rock-steady images and the 7.1 multi channel Dolby surround sound make this film the forerunner of a brand new genre.
A Documentary like no other
… All around the globe, Jochen Breitenstein and his team at CineMonde (San Diego, USA and München, Germany) find sites of worship, testimony and clues to the depth of human faith and reverence – the bow before the Creator. And as different the testimonies and clues to profound faith may manifest themselves in the cultures of different peoples, it still appears as if they all had one common origin … BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT DIVIDES US FROM ONE ANOTHER ALSO UNITES US!
Ancient churches, carved right out of the mountain side, mystical temple ruins in the middle of a dense jungle, elegant mosques amid the hustle and bustle of Souks, stirring processions in honor of the Blessed Virgin, mixed with heathen elements, archaic cremations beside sacred rivers, lively monasteries in the Himalayas and gigantic necropolis in the desert – all of them sites of human devotion.
The Official British Army Blog is publishing a report about "Filming close quarters combat in the third dimension".
Captain Mau Gris is based in Afghanistant and when he found out that the Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) were going to the Close Quarter Battle (CQB) range to practice their skills, he went and captured them in action. CQB ranges are pretty claustrophobic and seriously intense, as they are made to replicate urban warfare. Consequently, it is ideal subject matter for a bit of stereoscopic 3D action. Video and more details here under.
The Enigma cipher machine and streets in downtown Warsaw are the real stars in "Warszawa 1935 3D", a 20-minutes short stereoscopic 3D movie released in Poland on March 15, 2013. Iconographic information from the pre-war ear was gathered to an incredible 12 terabytes extent and reused as textures for the 3D CGI model of the disappeared city by Newborn3D studios.
Nearly 70 years after World War II, the pre-war Polish capital has been brought back to life thanks to a new film, using cutting-edge three-dimensional computer imaging. Tomasz Gomol, the film director said to AFP that the film will soon appear on DVD and Blu-ray 3D.
Shooting in 3D is not simple. Shooting in IMAX 3D is more difficult. But shooting in IMAX 3D with a pair of heavy Sony F65 cameras on a Steadicam is really tricky, even for the experimented Scott Hoffman. As this has been chosen by producer Gordon Bijelonic as the best solution for its "Panama: A Land Divided, a World United", Radiant Images technicians were able to find solutions to make the F65s less intimidating. They fitted them on the new CCD3D Gen-2 motorized stereoscopic 3D rig designed by Marty Mueller of Converging Concepts 3D.
All details of the technical setup will be revealed at GSCA 2013 attendees next week on March 21, 2013 in the Moody Gardens Hotel at Galveston, TX, USA.