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Metallica Through the Never and 3D Conversion

Metallica Through the Never reportedly had the best opening weekend for any concert movie in IMAX history, the stereoscopic film earned more than $1.5 million at the box office and close to $3.5 million after one month even if it is not yet released in Japon and Korea (November 2013). The movie official site is here

MTTN has been shot by Nimrod Antal part native 3D (on Cameron-Pace equipment), part converted (by Legend3D).

Much of the buzz has turned to the 3D and CGI technology behind the film. Legend3D—the leading innovator in 2D-to-3D conversion technology —played a role in creating the 3D experience that has been described by some critics as, “the most immersive concert film ever.

Legend3D, founded by Barry Sandrew, was behind the conversion work on Metallica. More specifically, Matt DeJohn, one of Legend3D's three visual effects supervisors was responsible for the creative effort in the conversion. Note that Barry Sandrew will be at 3DStereoMedia in Liège, Belgium next month to to convert you to 3D conversion.

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The Movie

Metallica Through the Never weaves through live concert footage of the iconic band and the plight of a fictional young roadie named Trip, whose routine task of retrieving cargo for the band turns into a surreal quest that pits him against a death-dealing horseman. In the genre of concert films, where consumers (and often music fans) have a deep emotional stake in the content, 3D elevates the viewer experience to a whole new level by throwing them headfirst into the action.

Barry Sandrew will be at 3DStereoMedia

Spearheading the conversion portion of the film, Legend3D visionary Dr. Barry Sandrew, founder, chief technology officer and chief creative officer, will be present at 3DStereoMedia in Liège, Belgium in December 2013. He will discuss the advantages and pitfalls of conversion that are essential for the filmmaker to understand, and he will speak about the various conversion processes, what can go wrong and how the filmmaker/director can avoid significant errors.

During its 3DStereoMedia Professional conference talk "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of 3D conversion" you will be able to learn directly from Barry Sandrew.

About Barry Sandrew

Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., is the Founder of Legend3D Inc., an innovative 3D visual effects and conversion company. He is an internationally-recognized visual effects pioneer and digital imaging expert with more than 14 VFX patents and 23 years of feature film and TV experience.

Leveraging his original patented digital systems and processes for colorization, he created the company’s proprietary 3D conversion software. From 1978 to 1986, he was staff neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital where he established three laboratories in neuroscience, centering on MRI, CAT, and PET imaging of the brain. He also served on the staff of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons as an NIH Fellowship Awardee.

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