Tagged: Film

3D continues strong in theater viewing

Films like “Batman v Superman” show that the 3D format still has a lot of life left Source: Don’t Leave 3D for Dead: Why the Movie Model Remains a Global Force (Guest Blog) While the 3D consumer-space market has diminished greatly, 8 of the top 10 films last year were in 3D and 3D ticket sales made up a huge part of the revenue of films released in 2D and 3D.

IMAX/Disney “A Beautiful Planet” to be released in 3D in April 2016

Portions of this new 3D IMAX film were shot by astronauts on board the International Space Station. Source: IMAX And Disney Set Toni Myers’ New 3D Space Documentary A Beautiful Planet For Release On April 29, 2016 Related articles ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Set to Take Over Imax for a Month

IMAX 3D version of Top Gun

I watched the 2D to 3D conversion of Top Gun, presented in IMAX 3D. Digital IMAX is not real IMAX for those of us who used to see the big screen IMAX. Digital IMAX 3D is a tiny screen with a really, really, really loud sound system. So loud that I wore ear plugs through the entire movie (I often carry earplugs with me to protect my hearing). The only meaningful...

The coming of age of 3D?

3D movies have been around for 40 to 50 years, but the genre has never taken off. Shooting 3D in film was very complex and 3D was often used primarily as a gimmick to make the movie different, not to tell the story.  Hence, few movies have been seen in 3D. In the past decade, the big change has been digital technology that makes shooting, editing and fixing 3D video “footage”...

“Peter Jacksons Hobbit Wont Save 3D Movies”

I think this writer is off his rocker: Peter Jacksons Hobbit Wont Save 3D Movies and Thats a Good Thing – Forbes. He argues 2D movies are better and will be better still when shot and projected at 48 fps instead of 24 fps. Okay. He then says that 3D adds nothing to the viewing experience. Hmmm. Except that real life is, you know, in 3D.  And the author’s argument seems to...