Tagged: Peter Jackson

The Hobbit in High Frame Rate 3D

Last weekend, we all watched The Hobbit at a 2D movie theater (part of a family get together). The movie was great – but this post is not about the story – but about the technology. The 2D movie theater used a 2K projection system and the image appeared remarkably soft to us. From our seats, it felt like watching a standard DVD projected on to an HDTV screen and we...

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”...

A 3D Camera Rig

Last night I built an aluminum 3D camera rig that holds two cameras for either still or video photography. My own interest is in shooting 3D video. The rig is small, light weight, easy to transport and will hold any modest sized still or video camera. I stole the construction idea from someone else and will pass all that along “soon”. I hope to “soon” start shooting 3D video with two...

“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...

China to launch 1st 3D TV channel in 2012

  Television rules the nation: China goes 3D | 3D Media Revolution Blog | 3D Video Player & 3D Video Converter. I decided this week that I will start shooting 3D video. I have had an interest in 3D going back to the 1980s, when I visited an exhibit on holography. I read a couple of books on holography but alas, holography was not something I was in a position to...