What you need to know before making a 3D Movie (Part Three)

What steps can you take to ensure your 3D movie is a success? This article tells you what you need to know. Part Three deals with the budget and logistics.

What you need to know before making a 3D Movie (Part Two): How to prepare a Depth-Budget

What steps can you take to ensure your 3D movie is a success? This article tells you what you need to know. Part Two deals with depth-budget.

Special Effects Software Guide (Part Three): Bread and Butter Stuff

If you’re a newcomer to special effects this comprehensive guide will tell you what each VFX discipline means, and which software to use for it. Part Three covers the ‘bread and butter’ tools.

What is a Digital Cinema System and How do you get there (Part One)?

A simple explanation of what a digital cinema system is, and what it entails. We also look at whether digital cinema is better than a home theater!

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Challenges in Reproducing Stereopsis in Cameras and Displays

Topics Covered: Interaxial Distance Hyper Stereo vs Macro Stereo Keystone Effect and Keystoning Stereoscopic Window In order for stereoscopic cinematography to be a creative medium it’s got to be intuitive. If it’s not in the gut, it’s not going to succeed as an art form. If you have to rely solely on tables and calculations, […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Convergence and Fusion

Topics Covered: Convergence and Fusion The Singleness of Vision Taking aim for too long can ruin your eyes – Ivorian Proverb When we focus on infinity our eyes look straight on in a parallel fashion, as indicated by the red arrows. As we have already seen, optical tests on the Snellen chart are positioned at […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Stereopsis, Parallax and the Inter-ocular Distance

Topics Covered: Stereopsis Parallax Inter-ocular Distance You can’t look into a bottle with both eyes at the same time – Togolese Proverb Stereopsis is the impression of depth we get when we use both eyes, assuming they have normal binocular vision. More than any other depth cue, this gives the greatest impression of space. Why? […]

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Stereoscopy – Understanding Depth

Topics Covered: Depth and Depth Cues Monocular and Binocular Vision And so if your inclination is to champion lost causes, the case of stereo photography is readymade for you – Paul Farber So far we have treated the eye as if It were an organ capable of only two-dimensional (flat surface) vision We had only […]