The Cousteau family has launched a crowd funding campaign to support a 90 minute 3D film in honor of the oceans. The crowding funding campaign for Odyssea 3D is on Indiegogo. The 3D film project has raised $43,268
at the time of this article being written. Thats a period of 25 days from first launch on the popular crowdfunding site. The Cousteau family has dedicated years of research capturing life below the ocean in 3D Ultra-HD and 4K. The Cousteau wants to share the beauty of the bottom of the ocean with audiences world wide utilizing the latest in 3D, Ultra-HD and digital technology. Follow the link to the Indigogo campaign to learn more about the project.
Sony’s reboot of Spiderman will be released in IMAX and IMAX 3D. The currently untitled Spider-Man movie is part of a deal between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Sony recently announced that the release date has been moved to July 7, 2017. 3D filmmakers should take a look at what the VR guys are doing with their projects. 3D is a viable tool but still has been in my opinion widely under utilized and also used to cautiously. Audiences want an visual immersive experience. I think as we see virtual reality games and content hit the main stream market place, film makers will again learn from the video game market on how best to utilize the 3D format.
By: Steven D. Ito
Forbes online reports that SAP’s Fan Energy Zone will have several interactive games for fans. One of the games mentioned in the article is called “Quarteback Challenge”.
“QB Challenge will allow fans the opportunity to wear VR headsets and experience the game from the perspective of an NFL quarterback. The tech company will also have a game that will allow the fan to
experience NFL training drills. Steve Lucas president of Platform Solutions, SAP said that they want to bring a digitally connected experience to the fans of Superbowl 50. Next VR and the NFL will also have a booth at San Francisco Moscone Center that will allow fans the opportunity to experience in VR past football games.
BY: Steven D. Ito
The Future of Entertainment®
RealD 3D has teamed up with Disney and Odeon to offer Star Wars fans the chance to get their hands on a limited edition Star Wars Cardboard virtual reality viewer.
Sorry but that version is only for UK fans. But here in the USA, Verizon has teamed up with Disney and is offering a free Star Wars themed Google Cardboard viewer to verizon account holders in the United States with free shipping. The offer is limited to one per person and is good while supplies last. A great way to experience VR, the future in entertainment®.
Google did have the cardboard viewers on their website but have sold out. Maybe you can check back and see if they replenish the offering.
The world of immersive 3D and VR entertainment is at a convergence. Or shall we say they complement each other and that you really can’t have VR without 3D. VR is what 3D should strive to be
a bit more like, immersive! Google recently launched a Cardboard Camera App for Android. It’s an app that let’s you shoot 3D virtual reality photographs with a smartphone. The end photos can be viewed through Google Cardboard VR headset. According to online sources, taking photo with the app is quite simple, hold your phone out and move it around in a circle. Next to experience the photo you’ve just taken place you phone inside the Google Cardboard viewer and look at the 3D panoramic image you just captured.
A few trailers were recently released on the website “Animenewsnetwork.com. The teaser trailers are for the Production I.G’s Kokaku Kidotai Shin Gekijo-ban.
translates (Ghost in the Shell Virtuality Reality Diver). The detail is amazing looks like a very cool immersive entertainment experience. It looks like 3D VR is fast becoming the future of entertainment®.
Take a look at the trailer we’ve included the 2-dimension youtube version. Click on the link below to view the complete article from “Animenewsnetwork.com
Virtual Reality seems to be taking the world by storm these days. All the major electronics and content players seem to be on board from Sony, to Microsoft, HTC, Samsung,
Apple, Universal and a host of others. We can’t forget to mention Mark Zuckerberg and the Oculus Rift headset that seems to have started the VR craze.
Jaunts involvement with Sundance for all practical purposes will also help with future functionality and design of future VR hardware, great move. Also a great way to bring awareness to Jaunt in what will soon become a very competitive market.
The Sundance Institute has launched a program just for VR filmmakers.The iconic filmmaking lab has launched a new VR program called “Sundance Institute New Frontier Program”/ “Jaunt VR Residency Program”.
The program is in partnership with VR firm Jaunt studios. The program will run for six-months with resources and equipment from Jaunt and possibly VR head gear from Oculus but that wasn’t mentioned in the online release. Jaunt will get direct feedback form the filmmakers at the newly created VR lab. I’m sure all the major players will stand by the ready to donate equipment and resources if necessary to the “New Frontier program.” Immersive 3D, that’s what we at NowPlaying3D and consumers are really looking for in entertainment these days. 2-D and UHD -4K is nice, but there is no comparison to great 3D like in Robert Zemeckis recent film “The Walk”. I personally think it was one of the best uses of 3D since Avatar. 3D and VR is “The Future of Entertainment®”.
More when I get it.
The team at Disney Research have developed an augmented reality coloring book app, called “Disney Color and Play”. The 3D app allows users to use crayons to color in their characters on the page and simultanesously watch the characters come to life in full color and in 3D without the need for a stylus. Right now the app will only work with Disney’s Color and Play coloring books. The Disney Color and Play App is free via the app store and google play. Crayola also has a similar App called Crayola Color Alive.
Facebook’s innovative new product “The Oculus”, will usher in an immersive new viewing experience. The Future of Entertainment®. I remember talking about the “Oculus Rift” to a few kids, they said, “no one will wear goggles while playing games.” I said wait and see! While monitoring the 3D Entertainment market, I’ve notice 3D Printing and 3D VR gaining a lot of momentum. The Virtual Reality content makers seem to be making the type of content that 3D filmmakers are capable of but are not doing. They are cheating audiences out of a truly immersive experience. Studios are also leaving millions of dollars on the table from consumers who are looking for that magical 3D movie experience that we last saw in James Cameron’s 2010 “Avatar”.
RealD, theater owners, studios, do you guys want to increase revenue at 3D movies? Then stop making the movies so dam flat!
I was fortunate enough recently, to demo a Samsung VR headset and it was a cool immersive experience. Good VR, is what I think good 3D film should look like. Film makers/stereographers, you need to put the viewer in the action of the movie! Not outside like they are looking through a fishbowl.
Game developers set the bar for filmmakers once before and now all tent pole movies are like a giant video game. I guess they will do it again, as I’m sure VR and 3D film-makers will cross paths and hopefully we’ll have 3D and VR content that is worth paying a premium for. I know it’ll happen…it’s just taking such a long time for the studios to get it right. 3D and VR is “The Future of Entertainment®”.
Ok, back to the breaking news! Variety announced Netflix and Hulu have plans to launch new virtuality-reality apps. The apps will allow viewers to watch VR and 3D content on the Oculus headset or on the Samsung VR headset. I’m sure it’ll be compatible with Microsoft’s as well as Sony’s Morpheus VR headset.
You’ll also be able to watch shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black per CNN on the new Samsung Gear VR.
Pan is the upcoming whimsical 3D action adventure from the studio that brought you the Harry Potter franchise. Stay tuned to both our website and YouTube Channel as we release exclusive clips from the movie as well as up close personal interviews with the cast and film makers in what could be the one of the best 3D films since Avatar. Well…we haven’t seen the film yet in 3D…but the story sure lends itself to a magical immersive 3D landscape. Let’s hope the film makers and stereographers get it right this time. In the mean time enjoy the interview with the director of “Pan” Joe Wright.
Check out the trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. The action adventure directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jeremy Irons as Alfred and Amy Adams. Amazing cast with Oscar winning writer Chris Terrio of Argo fame, should be a cool action flick.
More clips to follow if Warner Bros releases them.
At Apple’s annual fall event today, Apple announced that it will be adding a new tech feature called 3D Touch to the new iPhone 6s. The 3D Touch technology first appeared in a simpler form in the Apple Watch. The feature on the watch was called Force Touch. The new 3D Touch let’s the user explore open applications such as mail, maps, etc a bit deeper by just a harder touch of the screen. Check out the video courtesy of the Verge.com for an in-depth look at the new upcoming iPhone 6s.
The release of the newest edition to the iPhone family is just around the corner. New leaks suggest the new iPhone 6s will incorporate something called “3D Force Touch” and a super HD display.
According to 9to5Mac the new iPhone 6s or 7 will be able to detect three kinds of touch- a tap, a press and a deeper press which is why Apple is describing the new touchscreen as a 3D Touch Display. Apple’s 3D Touch is featured in the Apple Watch, which led to song speculation that it would be a feature featured in the latest version of the iPhone.For a more in depth read on the new iPhone 6s or 7? Click on the 9to5Mac.com link and read their full report. More detailed information in the enclosed video.
Everest is set to premiere September 2nd in Imax 3D as the opener of the Venice film festival. The film, being released in IMAX 3D, is the true story based on the tragic 1996 Mount Everest climbing expedition.
Reviewers are praising the work of director Baltasar Kormakur for bringing this timely disastrous story to the big screen. (Check out the trailer) more videos will be added to our “YouTube Channel”
Everest 3D stars, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Worthington, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes. The Everest film is a perfect story for the 3D format, I haven’t seen the movie yet but I have watched a few clips from the movie. The scenes I saw were a perfect fit for the 3D format, snow wind ice particles blowing, now if the filmmakers would just bring those elements out into the audience, true 3D fans might just have a truly enjoyable 3D experience!
Everest was shot in Nepal and the Italian Alps. Look for a wide release in the US on September 18th.
A massive and immersive 3D LED video wall made up of more than two million LED lights sets the backdrop for the Newman Center’s latest musical production. The 3D video wall was developed by a Chinese professor and the technology was brought to the United States by
Dr Dennis Law the show’s writer and producer.The Terracotta Warriors 3D show takes place at the University of Denver’s Newman Center and runs through Sept. 6. Terracotta Warriors 3D tells the classic story
of the Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who ruled between 220 and 210 B.C. and whose tomb contains a life-size army of Terracotta Warriors seen through the eyes of his eunuch.
Audience members will be required to wear 3D glasses to get the full effect. I wonder if they are RealD supplied 3D glasses? Hmm…I’ll try to find out the type they used for the show. The cast members include both American dancers as well as a troope of 50 Chinese performers from overseas.
NowPlaying3D.com® always knew 3D was cool! And is The Future of Entertainment® Recently a YouTube channel has been getting a lot of buzz, “Mrwhosetheboss” posted a diy
that gives directions on how to turn your iPhone into a 3D hologram projector. The 3D hologram project involves a plastic CD cover, a glass cutter, a sheet of graph paper, tape and something to write with.
We’ve watched the video and it’s a pretty cool trick. The video has raked up more than 4.6million views. What does that tell you guys? People love 3D!
We’ve included the video here for you to check out. Looking for something similar but a little more elaborate check this out.
We spotted it on Kickstarter a short while ago. Just didn’t have time to post it.
Click on the link, Holus
If you click on the Kickstarter link above you can pre-order the Tabletop Holus Tabletop Holographic Display.
The above video contains an automated computer generated review on the new InFocus smartphone.
American technology company, InFocus has launched a new glasses-free 3D smartphone for the Indian mobil market. The new M550-3D smartphone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory that is expandable to 64GB via microSD card.
International Business Times reports specs on the 3D smartphone as having a 13MP rear facing camera and at the front are two-5MP fixed focus cameras with face detection to work in tandem with glasses-free 3D viewing. The new M550-3D smartphone with “Naked Eye 3D Technology” is priced at Rs 15,999 Rupee equal to about US $250.00 dollars. The 3D smartphone technology was not quite on par on where it should have been post Avatar. Hopefully the past few years of research and development will prove beneficial to the new InFocus 3D smartphone. DNA India reports that the M550 3D will allow users to play 3D games, 3D photos and 3D videos. The timing for this new 3D phone might be perfect as YouTube readies its new 3DVR content on their website!
TMZ reports…Paz de la Huerta sues filmmakers and director of Nurse 3D for ruining her career. The actress had the lead role in the sex horror film, Nurse 3D. Paz De La Huerta plays a nurse hell-bent on murdering cheating, scumbag men.
The 2011 film was a box-office disaster and critics panned the movie. After a $5k opening weekend, the 3D horror film ended up going straight to video.
The actress claims in her suit reported by TMZ that the film was so bad it ruined her career.
There is a bit more to the suit, the actress claims she was also injured on the set and that the director intentional dubbed her voice in a number of scenes. The actress is also requesting in the lawsuit that the director re-dub the scenes she was in with her own voice. Take a look at the trailer, didn’t see it but it could be a fun campy movie. Maybe this lawsuit will give the film some much needed publicity for a second life!
Here’s an early look at the 2017 Get Smurfy 3D characters. The images are courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Look for a 2017 theatrical release. The 2017 3D animated release will be directed by Kelly Asbury and showcases the voices of actors Mandy Patinkin as “Papa Smurf,” Rainn Wilson as “Gargamal” and Demi Lovato as “Smurfette.” More when we get it!
Rembrandt 3D recently displayed its new line of Glasses-Free 3D 4K Full HD Displays at the Three Rivers Technology Exhibition in Pittsburg Pennsylvania last week.
The event was highlighted by a demo of their new Special Edition glasses-free 3D 3DAS 10-inch Android Tablet which played content from Emmy award-winning filmmaker Ken Love’s new Frank Lloyd Wright Film, “Fallingwater in 3D, the House Tour.”
Rembrandt 3D CEO Steven Blumenthal said “It is by far the best 3D we have ever converted for 3D auto stereoscopic viewing and I believe that is the most picture-perfect 3D ever seen without glasses. (NP3D) That is a very bold statement, we at NowPlaying3D.com® would love the opportunity to demo the the new device first hand. We have been following the 3D display market for the past five years, pst “Avatar” and have seen most of the auto-stereo displays on the market. None were perfect but many were getting close to a distortion free auto-stereo 3D display. We’re eagerly awaiting the picture perfect glasses-free 3D display. The market is ready for such a device as well. There is plenty of new 3D content and a ton of new 3D contentment in the pipeline as well, so such a device would be welcomed with open arms.
In a recent article by “Digital Signage”, CEO Steve Blumenthal claims, the 3D shots are crystal clear. No ghosting, artifacts, sweet spots or image deterioration. Rembrandt claims no gimmicks or add-ons such as head tracking. (NP3D) Wow…ok, now I really have to see this device. The new 3DS by Nintendo is a big improvement from their earlier 3DS glasses free gaming device released a few years ago. Nintendo was able to improve on the previous 3DS by adding head tracking to position the viewer in the correct viewing position. It’s great news for the 3D display industry. More when we get it.