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Exploring 3D

The New Grammar of Stereoscopic Filmmaking

By Adrian Pennington, Carolyn Giardina

  1. ISBN: 9780240823720
  2. Publication Date: September 2012
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 214
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    • £20.99 (GBP)
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The vanguard of the 3D film and TV industry explains why 3D stereo techniques should become a staple visual storytelling tool, on par with lighting, set design, or sound. Words of wisdom from Jeffrey Katzenberg, Martin Scorsese, Dean DeBlois, Baz Luhrmann, Jon Landau, Barrie M. Osborne, Wim Wenders, and more, provide you with unparalleled insight into the leading minds in 3D. Not only is effective use of 3D in movies thoroughly covered, but also included is a chapter on live events, with insight from the people bringing us the FIFA World Cup in 3D, and those pushing the boundaries of 3D TV documentaries

Including full-color imagery from many of your favorite 3D films released thus far, Exploring 3D provides a window into how those dazzling movies were created, and insight into what the future may hold.

Author Bio

Adrian Pennington, managing editor of The IBC Daily; Carolyn Giardina, contributing editor, Tech, at The Hollywood Reporter.


Foreword by Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, DreamWorks Animation

Chapter 1 Exploring the new grammar of stereoscopic filmmaking

Chapter 2 Towards emotional depth


How to Train Your Dragon

Chapter3 Performing Arts: The best seat in the house

U2 3D


Carmen in 3D

Cirque du Soleil

Chapter 4 Live Sports: Into the action

FIFA World Cup 2010

Wimbledon 2011

Chapter5 Documentaries: Real world immersion

Flying Monsters 3D

Meerkats 3D

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Fields of Valor: The Civil War

Chapter 6 Drama: A closer connection


The Great Gatsby