Producing 3D for TV and the Challenges
by Jay Ankeney
Unless you are that one guy in Lompoc who did not see “Avatar,” you know what 3D looks like with a big budget on the big screen. But if the hope of home theater 3D is going to be realized, production companies are going to have to figure out how to produce 3D shows on a small-screen budget. Vertical Ascent is one of the first companies to tackle the challenge. You can see samples of their 3D work, even in anaglyph, on the company’s website at verticalascent.net.
The series of 3D special event documentaries they are producing for iN DEMAND LLC includes coverage of the last space shuttle launch, visits to live Broadway shows, bicycle motocross, Mardi Gras and Cirque School, which will be distributed to U.S. cable systems and shown to consumers for free.
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