Disney Screening Big Hero 6
On November 8th 2014 The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society hosted a screening for the 3D animated feature Big Hero 6 at the Disney studios. Big Hero 6 was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The movie opened in the USA on November 7th 2014 and has been holding steady in the number one box office position domestically.
The animation was amazing, very entertaining, the screening was packed.
Now on to the 3D. The filmmakers seemed very conservative in their use of 3D or characteristics that I think make a great 3D film…some of which are the before the screen particles and or images that seem to pop out of the screen. I know critics in the past have criticized 3D filmmakers for their over use of that effect but I think many of the filmmakers and 3D post conversion companies are missing the mark and the recent 3D films have seemed a bit flat.
James Cameron utilized 3D incredibly well in Avatar. I was a little disappointed in Cameron’s second film Sanctum 3D, which he produced but did not direct. With Sanctum given the environment in which director Alistair Grierson was working it seemed difficult to capture foreground images which gives depth to 3D films while keeping the camera focused on the performers. The movie was an amazing technical exercise given the difficult environment in which the cast and crew had to work in but the 3D was very disappointing.
Back to Big Hero 6 there were again so many missed opportunities to really immerse the audience in the movie and to share that magical movie-going experience that 3D is capable of. Big Hero 6 had so many scenes in which a bit more out of the screen 3D effect would have really immersed the audience in the film. The story and characters held the attention and emotion of the audience now the film makers had yet one more tool that imho was not utilized to it’s full effect.
Let us know what you think.
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Reuters reports that Scientist at the University of Rochester have discovered a device that seems to make objects disappear just like the magical cloak from the pages of the Harry Potter stories. Professor of physics John Howell from the up state New York school said a lot of people have worked on numerous aspects of optical cloaking for years.
The newly discovered Rochester Cloak is not really a tangible cloak at all but actually a device composed of layers of optical lenses. According to Joesph Choi a graduate student and one of the inventors of the cloaks said, “from what we know this is the first cloaking device that provides three-dimensional continuously multidirectional cloaking. For a more detailed interview be sure to check out the video.
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By: Steven D. Ito
The Turtles are blowing up at the box office! Take a look at the behind the scenes video in the making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Turtles are likely to hold the number one spot even with the upcoming release of the New Expendables and Let’s be Cops. Opening week for the Michael Bay directed Teenage Mutant Turtles was an estimated $65 million haul.
Look for more videos in our trailer section and on our youtube channel.
Dragon Ball Z fans get ready! On August 5th in the USA Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will open to a limited engagement.
The latest in the franchise is directed by Masahiro Hosoda (Son Goku) and stars, Masako Nozawa (Son Goku), Laura Bailey (Trucks) and John Burgmeier as (Tien).
I know first hand that the Dragon Ball Z series has scores of fans from around the world, so we’ll share with our readers a few newly released images from the upcoming movie as well as a few film clips and of course the Official Trailer. Stay tuned!
The Amazing Spiderman 2 hits theaters on May 2nd 2014. We’ve got some behind the scenes clips of Music director Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keyes as they
score music for the upcoming Spiderman 2. Check out the behind the scenes clip featuring the all star cast with scenes featuring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx as Electro Man.
What a huge production can’t to see it on the big screen. Take a look again at the photo in the article. If the emotion that Jamie Fox is connected to is carried out throughout the movie…look for another powerful performance by J. Foxx. Let’s just hope the director and writers gave him the tools and material to use his entire instrument.
By: S.D. Ito
Source: Sony Pictures
Peanuts, a family favorite of young and old alike first ran as an American syndicated comic strip beginning October 2 1950 until February 13, 2000. Recently announced the cast of Peanuts will be coming to the big screen sometime in 2015. The iconic 3D animation will hit the big screens in the USA around November 2015. Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the endearing gang created by the late talented Charles Schulz will be directed by Steve Martino. Writing credits go to Bryan Schulz, Charles Schulz, Craig Schulz and Cornelius Uliano. Check out the trailer and a couple images courtesy of 20th Century Fox Studios, Blue Sky Studios, Peanuts Worldwide.
The upcoming action adventure is going 3D.
The Need for Speed (NFS) movie is based on the most successful racing video game ever produced. The Need for Speed movie is directed by Scott Waugh and and stars Arron Paul.
Dreamwork’s and director Scott Waugh are opting for a post 3D conversion via StereoD. With the uptick in box-office revenue from 3D ticket sales and the demand from our fellow 3D fans in China, The topic was tossed around since September 2013 per “SlashFilms interview with director Scott Waugh. Let’s hope Stereo D is able to do a good job worthy of the premium ticket price.
In theaters in the USA on March 14, 2014 2D and 3D.
Part two of Peter Jacksons The Hobbit should bring in an estimate $73million for the opening weekend per Deadline.com
We caught an early sneak peak in Hollywood California at the TLC Chinese theater. The attending crowd reaction was quite positive to the epic 3D action adventure fantasy film.
We were on hand to really check out the 3D which looked pretty good. There were a couple of scenes that need just a little more pop, like the “snowfall” scene. The practical sets were amazing.
There were some moments in the film that I felt would have helped the immersive quality and 3D effect, like the camera placement in relationship to set pieces in the foreground of the scene. Specifically trees and branches, spiny branches close to the lens of a 3D camera with the primary object in the mid or background makes for an amazing 3D picture. I understand there are so many working pieces to the complex puzzle and that set pieces most which are in place prior to the lighting and camera logistics/placement were possibly not an option. For the most part 3D films seems to be getting with better with each new release. We give the films 3D a solid B.
By: Steven D. Ito
2014 is shaping up to be a stellar year for 3D movie fans. Check out these cool images from the upcoming new X-Men: Days of Future Past courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios.
The upcoming Marvel super hero3D action adventure pic is directed by Bryan Singer featuring an all star cast with Jennifer Lawrence (Raven / Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto), Hugh Jackman ( Logan / Wolverine), Anna Paquin (Marie / Rogue), Ellen Paige (Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat) Ian McKellen ( Magneto) and Patrick Stewart (Xavier). The 20th Century Fox and Marvel production opens
May 24 2014 in the USA. Check back for more newly released images, trailers and clips!
By: Steven D. Ito
Disney’s 3D animated film Frozen, opened this Thanksgiving weekend. Unable to knock out the reigning champ “The Hunger Games-Catching Fire.” Frozen was very well received and should pull down some pretty good number for Disney. The Los Angeles Times reported that as of Saturday November 30th Disney’s Frozen pulled in roughly $28.6 million for a very respectable second place finish behind The Hunger Games Catching Fire.
Check out the in-depth interview with director Jennifer Lee and Producer Peter Del Vecho on the making of Frozen.
Video clip courtesy of Disney studios.
Source: Disney, Los Angeles Times.
Disney’s animated 3D holiday family film opens in the USA on Thanksgiving Day. Take a look at the trailers and film clips in our trailer section or on our youtube channel Nowplaying3D/Youtube.
The film looks great in 2D let’s hope the filmmakers give the film enough of a 3D pop to make it worthwhile to pay the extra bucks and to don the glasses for a couple of hours.
Disney is including a vintage Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse” which we’re sure will be shown in the third dimension. Disney seems committed to 3D, which is great…but let’s hope they stop making their 3D film so flat.
I’ll report back after the holiday. If you’ve seen it drop us a note and let us know what you think.
Frozen is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee writer credited with (Wreck it Ralph) one of my favorites. Frozen inspired by “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen.
By: Steven D. Ito
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Mr Peabody and Sherman is coming to the big screen in 3D. The american cartoon classic first appeared on television in the late 50′s and 60′s.
Mr Peabody and Sherman are based on characters from the Peabody’s Improbable History segments from the 1960′s animated series The Rock and Bullwinkle Show. The upcoming computer generated 3D animated film will be produced by Dreamworks and is scheduled to be released in theaters in the USA on March 7th 2014. Check back because we’ll be releasing new images from Mr Peabody and Sherman.
By: Steven D. Ito
Thor: The Dark World hits theaters on November 8th 2013.
Check out the story-pod on our home page and watch some film clips on our Trailer page of the soon to be released Thor:The Dark World.
By Steven D. Ito
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris.
Directed By: Alfonso Cuaron
The 3D sci-fi action drama, Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and directed by Alfonso Cuaron opens October 4 2013 in the USA. The storyline follows the journey of a medical engineer and an astronaut who must work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in outer space.
The studios were generous enough to provide some incredible video from the actors, director and key consultants on the making of Gravity. We’ve included a few video clips with this article, to see more behind the scenes video and clips from the movie visit our “Trailer Section” and our “Now Playing 3D®You Tube Channel.”
Conceived with 3D in mind Alfonso Cuaron designed scenes knowing he could add an extra dimension to help enhance the storyline. 3D is such an amazing and powerful tool to have at you disposal if you’re a filmmaker! When used properly you can completely immerse your audience into a particular scene. Looking forward to seeing this in IMAX 3D.
By: Steven D. Ito
Source: Warner Bros.com, EPK.TV
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an upcoming 3D science fiction action film directed by Matt Reeves. The film is scheduled for a July 18, 2014 release. It is the sequel to the 2011 film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The upcoming new pic, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was filmed in 3D, stars Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell.
Official Press Release from 20th Century Fox:
“A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Cesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
Check out the in depth interview with director Matt Reeves on our Youtube Channel and also on our home page under movie trailers. Stay tuned for interviews with Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell.
By: Steven D. Ito
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Source: 20th Century Fox
Dane Dehaan is a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set, as the band performs its most iconic songs for thousands of their fans in the music driven feature film Metallica Through the Never Door.
Photo credit: Courtesy Picturehouse
Metallica will be promoting their upcoming 3D Film “Through the Never” at 2013 Comic-Con. Comic-Con takes place this July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center and all four members will be on hand to discuss their upcoming 3D feature film “Metallica Through the Never.”
The Metallica 3D movie will be released in IMAX theaters on September 27 with adding additional theaters on October 4th. Look for Metallica at Comic-Con on Friday July 19th at 6:30-7:00pm. Be sure and check out Metallica’s Official Trailer here on our website it looks awesome!
You can find it here and also on our Youtube Channel as well.
By: Steven D. Ito
Scene: “Properly Inspired”
Scene: “First Morning”
Monster University opens in the USA on June 21st. The 3D animated pic takes a look at Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University.
Early screenings were fairly positive. We’ve added a few scenes for you to look at… more on our NowPlaying3D Youtube Channel.
Brad Pitt in World War Z opens June 21st in 3D! The apocalyptic zombie horror film will be post converted to 3D, reshoots, over budget and over schedule with all the delays and budget overruns…either perfection or another John Carter…let’s hope they get the story and 3D right. Let us know what you think when it comes out. Check out the new trailer just released, the “Online Concert Promo,” for World War Z. Zombies in 3D should be pretty cool. For a cool zombie type horror movie check out director Danny Boyle’s 2002 “28 Days later” an amazing flick, one of my favorite horror movies…would have been awesome in 3D!
Oz the Great and Powerful is now available on 3D Blu Ray. Order your copy here on our site coming soon check back under our 3D Blu Ray heading. Oz the Great and Powerful is one of my favorite 3D films of the year. The 3D was excellent, most of the shots were very well planned out. Foreground, mid and background all seemed to be taken into consideration for the 3D shoot. The film had that immersive fantastical quality to it. One of the top in my book. We’ve included a few video clips from the movie which include a behind the scenes look at the fabulous movie sets and a Blooper Reel. The video “Practical Sets” helps explain the detail Sam Rami was able to captured using real or practical sets instead of having the actors act against green/blue screens. It also helps explain the immersive quality the camera operators were able to capture having actual sets as a
More scenes from the movie are available to watch under our 3D Movie trailer section or Via our NowPlaying3D/Youtube Channel
By: Steven D Ito
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Oddworld reports that Oddworld Stranger's Wrath HD gets a new patch next week adding some cool features like Move and 3DTV support.
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