So how are faux 3-D movies?

Discussion in 'General' started by rijir, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. rijir

    rijir Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    471
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Okay. So now the trend is 3-D movies. I'm fine with that. It seems like about 50% of all movies in production now are going to be in 3-D. But they were not filmed with 2 cameras. Some like the new Robin Hood are going to be converted in post production. I haven't seen any examples of this process. I think I heard that they re-released a Nightmare Before Christmas a few years ago with this conversion process. How does this look? I just cant image it will look as good as true 3-D. And to me it boggles the mind why, if you are planning on 3-D, why wouldn't you just film with two cameras right from the start?

    Thoughts????
     
  2. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    Messages:
    9,606
    Likes Received:
    271
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Some of the recent 3-D upgrades I felt got very little from the process (apart from inflated ticket prices that is).In the case of NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS however I felt the conversion looked very good and gave the film a great sense of depth.Perhaps the fact that the film was made in stop motion made it ''pop'' more,I don't know,but I was quite pleased with it.
     
  3. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Messages:
    2,336
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    North California, South Alabam, and little towns a
    I have my fingers crossed for the Dawn of the Dead 3D that is supposed to be on the way. When Peter points the gun @ Flyboy and says "Scary, isn't it?" had better look awesome! Erick's description of Nightmare Before Christmas gives me hope!
     
  4. rijir

    rijir Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    471
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    This is what puzzles me. We heard about DOTD 3-D quite a while ago and no updates. I wonder if it is still happening.

    I want to see an example of this technique they are using to create this new 3-D.
     
  5. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Messages:
    2,336
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    North California, South Alabam, and little towns a
    Apparently Romero has seen some test shots and says it looks great.
     
  6. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

    Joined:
    May 1, 2001
    Messages:
    4,602
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Southern IN
    Nightmare Before Christmas looks awesome in 3d. It wasn't gimmicky, but rather, added dimension to the movie.
     

Share This Page