3D Stereoscopic Production and Editing
Filmotion is proud to announce the success of its first official 3d test shoot during Feb 2011.
The shoot was conducted in preparation for the up and coming “Wildlife Man” 3D series which will air later this year on Australian television. With the first episode due in April 2011, the series has managed to attract the likes of “Sky Uk” and “Directv” and other networks across the globe thirsty for stereoscopic television productions.
The test shoot has been a breakthrough in 3d stereoscopic film and has succeeded in addressing the initial concerns of filming in a rugged environment and being able to capture fast moving objects such as snakes, lions, elephants and marine life-without causing vertigo.
The success is mainly credited to the development and design of Filmotion and David Ireland’s own 3d camera rigs and techiques. The rigs are able to support two Canon prototype camera’s (now being upgraded) at a relatively small interaxial distance and are built in a durable yet portable manner to accommodate the harsh and ever-changing conditions. This includes filming in some of the most remote places across the globe. The rigs had to be designed specifically to enable deep underwater filming. A special case was designed to fit over the rig pictured below.
Above: David Ireland with our very own 3d camera rig mounted with two canon xf105 camera's minus all the wiring and controllers. (Rig version 2.0 shown above) with quick release plates is pictured The camera used Canon xf105 is purposefully chosen due to it’s quality features and portability, making production a whole lot easier in its post stages.
“David (Wildlife Man) and I wanted to create a camera rig that allows us to carry the gear over long distances, sometimes more than 14 killometres. We also wanted a camera rig and system that allows us to record left and right camera persepectives at the same time and allow us to quickly adjust the iris and focus settings simultaneously. The processes we’ve developed with the help from our sponsors, we’ve been able to achieve outstanding results” Co-Producer Fred El Harris explains.
Above: The filmotion crew in their early stages of the stereoscopic rig (prototype shown) testing v1.0
Due to the public’s high demand surrounding the launch of this project, filmotion has decided to release its first official sample, available for download below in anaglyph format (red and cyan) and seperate video files containing both right/left footage for those who are willing to view the footage themselves.
*Footage will be available from 16th Feb 2011*
Written by Kamal Saleh