Apple recently passed 10 billion downloads from its App Store, which means that now more than ever the iPhone is being put to work as a tool. I guarantee if you walk on a set you’ll see more iPhones around than at your local Apple Store. Today I’m kicking this cinematography app series up a notch into the third dimension! This article is all about apps for 3D sterography, so get the credit card ready, because calculating that extra dimension is going to cost some money…
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It seems these days that the gap between independent films and Hollywood couldn’t be greater. Where the bread and butter of indie films has always been small character dramas, Hollywood is finding more ways to expel these stories from its gables and make spectacle, “tentpole,” films its area of focus.
It’s been traveling all over the forums and major blogs that John Schwartzman, ASC is shooting the new Spiderman movie in 3D with a pair of RED Epic cameras and Ultra Prime lenses.
Nowadays it’s almost guaranteed that large tentpole releases from the studios get either the IMAX treatment, 3D releases or both. For awhile, IMAX was primarily used to showcase documentary fare at museums, but its adoption by Hollywood – thanks to its increased ticket price – has lead the company to become bigger than ever.
While establishing himself as a visual powerhouse with films like 300 and Watchmen, Zack Snyder has always tip-toed the line between live-action and digital animation. In those raw, CGI-heavy films, Snyder showed an affinity to treat his movies like a canvas – a world to be painted instead of captured. With his latest effort, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Snyder is able to bring the best of his visual effects sensibilities into the presence of Animal Logic, the animation studio behind Happy Feet.
On G4’s Attack of the Show, James Cameron appeared for a segment highlighting the 3D rig him and Vince Pace developed for Avatar. On the show, Cameron explains the rig and goes into detail on why he believes side-by-side lens configurations are wrong and explains some of the more minute details of the cameras’ operations.
This past holiday weekend I went to the Baltimore inner harbor to visit the National Aquarium. It’s a place I’ve been countless times both as a child and in my adult years. I love going to watch all sorts of exotic fish and animals. But this time I noticed a nasty habit forming around me – cameras, lots of cameras. Flashes. Red lights. And it bothered me.
Reading off Engadget, found at the comprehensive Reduser.net forums, Jim Jannard (founder of RED) has apologized for the “embarrassingly late” production delays on the Epic and Scarlet cameras. He explains the cause of the delay was a bug that took months to find and put a “bullet in the back of it’s head.”