Behind the HUGO Steadicam Shots
During Martin Scorsese's HUGO 3D stereoscopic shooting, the Steadicam operator Larry McConkey mounted a wide-angle camera to his mighty 3D rig fitted with a pair of Arri Alexa, and captured a long single-take scene. This 2 minutes shot is a true masterclass in deceptively-simple, thoughtful Steadicam operating, and you can see the intricate level of blocking and careful planning that went into this 360-degree scene.
Taken from a GoPro camera atop the actual stereoscopic 3D rig during the shot, the clip winds its way through the celebration for George Melies’ (played by Ben Kingsley) career.
At one moment, you will see an entire wall moving so the heavy Steadicam 3D stereoscopic rig can slide smoothly around a character sitting in a chair. This sort of stuff is just inspiring filmmaking. Note the numerous green panels that were later replaced in post with external background.
Immerse Yourself in over 5 Hours of 3D Titanic
September 14, 2012
The 2,000,000,000$-making TITANIC makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray 3D (and 2D too) on September 14, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. As it is available in HD for the first time ever and marking 101 years ago today that the RMS Titanic was launched into the Belfast Lough, film fans worldwide can now pre-order the epic love story on Blu-ray 3D with.
A 4-disks combo
Presented in a four-disc Blu-ray 3D and 2D combo pack with Digital Copy, this high-definition presentation of TITANIC is a must have for 3D stereoscopic film fans' collections. The set features more than 2 1/2 hours of new bonus footage never-before-released on disc, including a fascinating in-depth exploration of the film with James Cameron, as well as documentary footage produced by National Geographic with James Cameron that brings the world's leading RMS Titanic experts together to solve the lingering mysteries of why and how the "unsinkable" ship sank. This on top of the 194 minutes full feature.
The sets also boast previously released special features including 30 deleted scenes, over 60 behind-the-scenes featurettes, a look at the groundbreaking visual effects, over 2,000 photos, three commentaries and much, much more.
3DStereoMedia Call for Films
The call for films for the 4th "Perrons ofCrystal" competition has been issued by 3DStereoMedia (December 3-6, 2012 in Liege, Belgium).
If you are a producer of stereoscopic 3D movies, we invite you to submit your S-3D movies to the “Perrons of Crystal” competition held at the 3DStereoMedia 3D Film Festival, which started out in 2009 as the first full-fledged film festival for S-3D movies in Europe.
Some distinguishing characteristics of these competitions are:
- Emphasis on author movies and contents, and on emerging talents
- Open to production from all over the world
- Limited to contents that have been in production, in part or in totality, in the 12 months preceding this call.
Order Prometheus 3D Blu-ray now!
20th Century Fox has unveiled the Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD artwork for Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Pre-orders are possible on StereoscopyShop.
If you're quick enough and one of the first 5,000 to pre-order Ridley Scott's Prometheus on Blu-ray or Blu-ray 3D from StereoscopyShop or Amazon US , you will receive a certificate valid for one admission up to $10 to see the movie at participating US theaters between June 8, 2012 and August 31, 2012.
China Beijing TV's New 3D OB-Van
China Beijing Television is ramping up its 3D production and distribution infrastructure. In this scope, SONY Professional Solutions developed a full HD 3D TV outside broadcast (OB) van -the first in China apparently- architectured around a unified 2D plus stereoscopic 3D workflow. SONY provides aslo shoulder stereoscopic cameras, mixers and various equipment.
EVS Broadcast Equipment (Liège, Belgium) has equipped their new new 3D OB van with XT3 servers as well as IPDirector and XFile software.
A truckload of 3D Equipment
The new truck is designed as a general purpose unit but will primarily be used for sports production, enabling the network to cost effectively capture and broadcast sporting events in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D. The state-of-the-art OB truck is equipped with 10 HD cameras, including two Sony 3D cameras and two super slow motion cameras. Six of the cameras can be combined to create three 3D cameras.
EVS’ flexible XT3 servers can be configured to support both HD production, and simultaneous 2D and 3D production. For simultaneous 2D and 3D production with five stereoscopic 3D camera rigs and four 2D cameras, the XT3 servers are used in a six-channel 3D configuration. One switcher produces the 2D signal while the other operates in 3D mode. The Sony switcher’s DVE board combines the 2D camera signals to create 3D signals.
Dimension 3 is Back !
Dimension 3 is back for the 6th time in Paris, France from June 13 to 15, 2012.
For 3 days, over 70 international speakers await you on thirty conferences... A unique opportunity to get key information about augmented reality, production & creation, screening & visualization, emerging technologies, business opportunities, marketing & communication, market applications, education, and future of images from creation to screen... 70 exhibitors also expect you to present their latest innovations in stereoscopic 3D production, 4K, visualization, workflow management through the cloud, conversion, applications and services related to communication...
The new S3D contents Market place will also facilitates meeting between producers, distributors, content providers, broadcasters and production partners.
3D Quo Vadis? London Workshop on June 18, 2012
The London Video RendezVous will last the whole day on June 18, 2012 at the London, UK BFI Southbank.
Between lunch and tea break, the "3D - Quo vadis?" session will be dedicated to stereoscopic 3D adoption, 3D conversion, 3D Blu-ray, and other 3D topics.
- Steve Dunn, Berwick Post;
- Vicki Betihavas, Nineteen Fifteen;
- Fabien Remblier, BeeFree Production;
- Olivier Lauchenauer, Pogo Films;
- Ari Jacobs, Hyperscopic.