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30Jul2013

Sky Goes Fishing In 3D With River Monsters

Icon Films teamed up with 3D specialists Inition who provided the 3D equipment and stereoscopic Supervisor Cambell Goodwille and 3D Rig Technician Peter Collis. 

To capture the fast paced and dynamic  nature of the film, 95% of the footage was snot on hand-held 3D camera systems – a method which is considered by many to be impossible for 3D.  As a 2D version was also being produced, the film was shot simultaneously in 2D and 3D on the same camera – no additional 2D cameras were used.   And unlike the approach of many 3D shows stereographer Campbell Goodwille was continually 'riding' the 3D camera controls in response and anticipation of the action to give a consistent and satisfying 3D aesthetic.

Cinematographer  Brendan McGinty,  one of the UK’s most experienced 3D cameramen says that River Monsters is intrinsically perfect material for a stereo narrative delivering what the original dream of 3D was... taking the viewer on an exotic or unfamiliar place and making it more real.

 

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