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Why 3D Is Making A Comeback

Published : 17th August 2009


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8175036.stm


Really?


Franz Pagot AIC MBKS
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Franz Pagot writes:


>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8175036.stm


Just a small amount of misinformation. Around 90%. Though it reeks of being PR-fed to a lazy journalist. I don't know why the PR scripts have to denigrate older film 3D systems. Over and under 35mm isn't perfect, but neither is it anaglyph.


Tim Sassoon
SFD
Santa Monica, CA



Someone forgot to tell Sony!


They just announced that "Dark Country" will be a 2D DVD release in October.
There will apparently be "some" theatrical 3D showing of it but not a lot.


The trailer is here


It appears that they forgot that 2/3rds of the movie was meant to be almost mono.

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Tim Sassoon wrote:


>> Just a small amount of misinformation. Around 90%.


That was exactly my point, it makes my skin crawl.
Suddenly we will have lots of wannabe directors approaching cinematographers wanting to shoot zombie films for ? 45.00 total budget on a 3D Fuji camera.


Hang on.. phone is ringing.. better make an underwater housing for that Fuji little wonder.


Franz Pagot AIC MBKS
Director of Photography/Underwater
BAFTA
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More Dark Country stuff:


http://www.reel-show.tv/index.html?vidId=00001
http://www.reel-show.tv/index.html?vidId=00002
http://www.reel-show.tv/index.html?vidId=00003
http://www.reel-show.tv/index.html?vidId=00004
http://www.reelshowlibrary.com/article.php?327
and more at http://www.reelshowlibrary.com/


Best


Steve Parker
Editor, The Reel Show



And here I thought it was because 3D porn titles are now available.


I won't post the link so as not to offend the delicate sensibilities of those on the list, but anyone interested in seeing the site can email me privately for the URL.


Each DVD includes two pairs of paper glasses, and "professional" plastic glasses can be ordered for $6.
As an aside, isn't it interesting how the word "professional" has been rendered completely meaningless in the biz?


Bob Kertesz
BlueScreen LLC
Hollywood, California



> >They just announced that "Dark Country" will be a 2D DVD release in October.


Hi Geoff,


So in hindsight, which is always 20/20, would you still have chosen to shoot the movie in 3D, considering the limited 3D release? Will there be a 3D DVD release? How does this affect your 3D choices\decisions in the future?


There was obviously a lot of extra expense and effort made to shoot 'Dark Country' in 3D. Do you feel it was worth it?


It looks very good, by the way -- excellent work!


Graham Futerfas



I was asked by the director to shoot a 3D movie.
I shot a 3D movie.
I would do exactly the same thing if the circumstances arose again.
I may spend more time in future helping the studio execs to find their balls as on their own they apparently lose them.


Geoff Boyle



Geoff Boyle wrote:


>>I may spend more time in future helping the studio execs to find their balls as on their own they apparently >>lose them.


On a big feature ages ago the Director said to me while in the car to the location that the "execs couldn't find their own asses with both hands even if they tried in front of a mirror".


What a picture...


Anyway, I digress...


Franz Pagot AIC MBKS
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BAFTA
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Geoff wrote:


>>I may spend more time in future helping the studio execs to find their balls


Franz wrote:


>>execs couldn't find their own asses>>


That's because they instinctively reach for their old anaglyph glasses when the situation calls for circular polarization.
Dan Drasin
Producer/DP
Marin County, CA



I recommend the plastic…
I know of a couple of members (excuse the pun) of the list who have shot adult movies - any admissions?


Denise Haskew
Reel Show Productions
Brighton, UK