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"3D Filmmaking" by Céline Tricart

A visual book for the visual artist, 3D Filmmaking: Techniques and Best Practices for Stereoscopic Filmmakers provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, language, and methods behind stereoscopic 3D filmmaking, all in one package. 

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The Book

3D Filmmaking: Techniques and Best Practices for Stereoscopic Filmmakers was published in August 2016. The book is available in most online bookstores.

The book explores every facet of the art, from the technical to the practical, including:

  • 3D vision
  • History of 3D cinema
  • Stereoscopic basics and techniques
  • How to shoot in 3D
  • 3D VFXs, animation in 3D, and 2D to 3D conversion
  • Live broadcast in 3D
  • 3D viewing and projection
  • 3D as a storytelling tool
  • Screenwriting for 3D
  • Working with a stereographer
  • 3D storyboarding and previz
  • 3D postproduction
  • Sound design in-depth

A must-read for any 3D filmmaker, producer, writer, or technician interested in the third dimension, 3D Filmmaking covers the history of the form, defines key 3D terms and places them into context, and offers lessons on using the medium as a visual storytelling tool, creating a perfect blend of concepts, practice, and history. Full color throughout, the book also includes a pair of 3D glasses for you to view the 3D images within, and each chapter features detailed color diagrams and examples in anaglyph 3D, as well as interviews with 3D visionaries like Jean Pierre Jeunet (Director, Amélie, Alien 4), Chris Sanders (Director, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods), Demetri Portelli (Stereographer, Hugo), Phil McNally (Stereoscopic Supervisor, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar 4), Tim Webber (VFX supervisor, Gravity), Scott Farrar (VFX supervisor, the Transformers franchise), and Victoria Alonso (Stereoscopic Supervisor, Marvel Studios). A companion website features links to useful resources and footage from 3D films.


About Céline Tricart

Céline Tricart is a French independent filmmaker and stereographer living in Los Angeles, CA,USA. She is an expert in storytelling for new technologies, stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality and an award-winning writer/director and published author.

Short Bio

She has already directed several shorts, three of which were shot in 3D, and received many awards around the world. Since 2008 when she graduated from the famous ENS Louis Lumiere film school in Paris, she was the stereographer of more than 20 live broadcast, commercials and documentaries, and of the first French 3D feature film "Behind the Walls" from directors J. Lacombe and P. Sid (Sombrero Productions- 2010). She has been in charge of many 3D trainings and is often asked to join international high-end conferences as a speaker and 3D specialist, and worked with the R&D department of the french company Binocle (3D rigs and softwares) during 4 years as lead stereographer. Celine Tricart has published a book about 3D storytelling in early 2013, available worldwide, and then moved to Los Angeles. She works now closely with the award-winning company 3ALITY Technica on numerous projects including "Stalingrad" from director F.Bondarchuk and "Transformers 4 : Age of Extinction" from director Michael Bay. She is now writing and developing her own feature-film projects.

Other Books

Céline Tricart is also the author of "La pratique de la mise en scène en 3D relief" (3D storytelling and filmmaking) and is working on "Virtual Reality Filmmaking: Techniques & Best Practices for VR Filmmakers" due in April 2018.


The official Céline Tricart web site is here. Her Lucid Dreams Productions Company is here.

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