Representatives from Passmorelab Recently Spoke at Two International 3D Events: On December 7th - 9th, at the 3D Stereo Media conference in Liege, Belgium, Greg Passmore spoke about "The Making of the 3D Film: The Extreme Nature of Bats and The Changing Workflow of 3D Conversion" and, at the same time, in Seoul, Korea, Michael Williams gave a lecture about " 3D Content, What is Happening and Where is the Market Heading" during the International 3D Society Award Show.
Martin Scorsese Would Prefer Shooting All His Movies in 3D: 'It's a Natural Progression' - Mr. Scorsese, as James Cameron frequently does, compared 3D to the advent of Technicolor in the mid-1930s. "We view everyday life with depth," he said. Avatar director James Cameron talks Hugo and 3D with Martin Scorsese. Read On.
New 'Titanic' Poster Touting 3D Re-release Debuts -
The official poster for Paramount's 3D rerelease of James Cameron's epic romance Titanic has been released. Titanic will be released on IMAX and in 3D theaters on April 6 and if the one-sheet is any indication, it will add another layer to the experience previously had when the Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet tearjerker, written and directed by Cameron, first opened in 1997. At the worldwide box office, the film grossed $1.84 billion.
3D TV and Projector Sales are on the Rise - According to data from NPD DisplayResearch, shipments of 3DHD televisions rose to 6.6 million units by the end of September 2011. This constitutes a 27% increase over the previous year. The research firm also expects that shipments will shoot up another 30% in the fourth quarter and 3D LCD TV market penetration will hit 10% of the U.S. market by the end of 2011. That will bring the total number of 3D televisions in U.S. homes to 21.5 million. Read On.
3D in Education, 3D Not Harmful According to The American Optometric Associations Recent Public Health Report - Recently the American Optometric Association (AOA) released a significant public health report entitled "3D in the Classroom: See Well, Learn Well." The report affords nine core themes: 1) the benefits of viewing 3D in the classroom; 2) the statement of fact that there is no medical evidence suggesting that 3D viewing is harmful; 3) a quirky time line of 3D in history; 4) how our own depth perception works; 5) how we can tell if we are unable to see 3D correctly; 6) how 3D display actually works; 7) research-vetted strategies for effectively managing the 3D classroom in the K-20 setting; 8) the challenges of the 3D viewing experience and what we can do when things don't seem right; and 9) the promising future of 3D. Read On.
CES 2012 Preview: 3DTV Football, Ultramobile PCs, Wireless, and Some Gadget Sneak Peeks - Despite the ongoing recession, you can expect a bigger product exhibition area in Las Vegas this year, along with live boxing, 3DTV football broadcasts, a concert by the band Chicago, and product rollouts that will include tons of new ultramobile PCs and tablets, a camera that lets you adjust the focus after you've taken a photo, and hordes of other intriguing gadgets. Read On.
Are Improved 2D to 3D Conversions Key to 3D's Future? Shooting with a stereo 3D rig and converting existing films from standard 2D format to stereo 3D are two different methods of achieving the same effect on paper. However, in reality conversions have been criticized and downplayed due to their lower quality when compared to movies like Avatar - that were made with 3D in mind from the get go. Many film studios are trying to perfect 2D to 3D conversions right now. This approach allows for films to be reborn or recreated for a new audience. Audiences often have nostalgic and fond memories of many films that they would love to see again. Doing so in 3D would be a whole new experience for them. Read On.