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Sony Imageworks Takes Us On The Yellow Brick Road to Oz

Debra Kaufman

By Debra Kaufman, Creative COW Magazine How did the man behind the green screen become the Wizard of Oz? That’s the tale that the latest Walt Disney movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, tells, directed by Sam Raimi with James [more...]

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Viewers’ Perception of Stereoscopic 3D Cinema

Zororo Mubaya

By Zororo Mubaya, MSc Digital Media student at the University of Salford S3D has been around for many years since 1890 when the first stereoscopic production was patented involving two films projected side-by-side and viewed on a stereoscope, since then, [more...]

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VQMT3D Project: Report on S3D Films Quality Analysis

MSU Graphics & Media Lab

By MSU Graphics & Media Lab (Video Group) The report presents detailed (246 pages) evaluation results of 5 S3D films, which were captured with stereoscopic camera systems. Analysed films Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) Resident Evil: Afterlife [more...]

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After The Smoke Clears at NAB 2013

Al-Caudullo

By Al Caudullo, 3DGuy.tv NAB 2013 was a tour de force of 4K bliss. Leading the pack was Sony with its 4K alter high-definition experience; the new XBR – 55X 900A, a 55 inch and the XDR 65X 900A, a [more...]

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2013 NAB Show: At a Glance

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By Sean Arden, Emily Carr University of Art and Design – with a contribution by Alan Goldman This was my first opportunity attending the NAB Show. But before the show officially opened I was able to be a part of [more...]

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Tim Squyres Edits Life of Pi

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Tim Squyres, American Cinema Editor (ACE) Life of Pi was a complicated film to make, and not just for the obvious reason that it’s about a tiger in a lifeboat in the ocean. It was a complicated story to adapt [more...]

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Claudio Miranda Makes New Rules for Shooting Life of Pi

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Claudio Miranda, ASC, Oscar Winning Cinematographer When I went for the interview for Life of Pi, I found out that it was going to be 3D and digital, and Ang Lee wanted to meet me because I’d done 3D with [more...]

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3D at 2D Economics

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By Sony Pictures A case study on producing 3D on a 2D budget and production schedule Stereoscopic 3D television shows and motion pictures can be produced within the constraints of normal 2D production schedules while adding only marginally to the [more...]

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Whitepaper On Exemplar 3D Display Techniques

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By Dr. Barry G. Blundell, Auckland University of Technology Abstract Three-dimensional (3D) display techniques offer to serve a broad spectrum of distinctly different functions and may be implemented in numerous ways. Furthermore, although today’s 3D systems invariably capitalise on binocular [more...]

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Stereo 3D: To shoot native, or convert?

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By Barry Sandrew, Legend3D As first run 3D feature films move into development and pre-production most filmmakers are faced with the inevitable question: whether to shoot the film with stereo cameras; commonly called ‘native’ 3D, shoot entirely in 2D and [more...]

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