At 3D Stereo MEDIA 2011, the late Ray Zone said that 2D cinema was a historical mistake, and that movies should never have been 2D in the first place! Fortunately, several bright people have rushed to the bedside of the flat patients to insufflate new life to them. Does it take a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon to do this? Definitely! Barry Sandrew indeed started as a neuroscientist in the science and technology Skunk Works of Boston.
Barry will tell you why scientists bring a special, oblique perspective to the problem. Their training in a field other than cinema allows them to think out of the proverbial box.
Will Barry convert you to conversion? The only way to know is for you to be at 3D Stereo MEDIA on 6 Dec, in the heart of the 3D Valley of Liège, Belgium.
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.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of 3D conversion: how to judge quality 3D conversion
Conversion gives unprecedented creative control in the storytelling process and is an essential tool in the filmmaker’s arsenal for creating the highest quality, believable 3D. This presentation demonstrates the advantages and pitfalls of conversion that are essential for the filmmaker to understand, and it discusses the various processes in conversion, what can go wrong, and how the filmmaker/director can avoid significant errors.