Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Do It Yourself 3-D

I’m very honored to be featured in 3-D filmmaker, historian, and LA 3-D Club board member Ray Zone’s new book “3DIY: 3D Moviemaking on an Indie Budget”. The book features profiles of a number of LA 3-D Club members, all of whom have made their own 3-D movies utilizing low-budget and homebrew solutions:

  • Eric Kurland: Shooting 720p 3-D with two Canon T-X1 Consumer Cameras
  • Celine Tricart: Stereoscopic Storytelling
  • Alexander Lentjes: Creating a 3D Homage to Bad Films
  • Eric Deren: Shooting 3D Video in Freefall
  • Sean Isroelit and Jeff Amaral: Producing 3D with High Tech Tools and Talents
  • Jo Eldoen and Karl Bryhn: Creating Abstract CG Animation on the Z-Axis
  • John Hart: Shooting Time-Lapse 3D Movies with Digital Still Cameras
  • Ryan Suits: Shooting Black Light in 3D
  • Santiago Caisedo: Inventing 3D Movies from Mixed Toolsets
  • Stephen Les: Editing with Cineform Neo3D
  • Takashi Sekitani: Getting Creative with Canine POV and Hyperstereo in 3D
  • Zoe Beloff: Creating Apparitions in 3D
  • Bernard Mendiburu and Eric Kurland: The World’s First 720p
  • International Skype 3D
  • Tommy Tripodes: Building a 3D System in Film School
  • Tom Koester: Doing It All in 3D
  • Ray Zone: Making 3D Movies with a Stereo Club
  • John E. Hart: Jesting with Urban Legends in the Short 3D Film
  • Ron Labbe: From the Computer Monitor to the Giant Screen
  • Phil McNally: Making a Short Film to Get a Job in Hollywood
  • John Rupkalvis: Making 3D Camera Systems Smaller
  • Perry Hoberman: Performing and Inventing 3D
  • Stephen Gibson: Shooting and Finishing a 3D Feature Film on the Desktop
  • Al Razutis: A Complete 3D Artist

I recently joined Ray Zone and Perry Hoberman on a panel about independent 3-D at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas. We presented clips from a number of our short films, and discussed the growing possibilities for personal 3-D production, post-production and distribution, as well as affordable emerging technologies for 3-D presentation and interactivity. We were very well received, and the audience’s positive response showed that there is a great deal of interest within the film and TV industry in stereoscopic content creation outside of the studio system. I have just launched a 3-D YouTube channel to present some of the great 3-D work that is being done by independent artists at the forefront of the 3-DIY movement. Check it out at www.3-DIY.net