Although numerous books about conventional filmmaking exist, none has solely addressed the challenges and production requirements of making stereoscopic motion pictures. Until now. Stereographer and film historian, Ray Zone, presents the insights of twenty-one professionals who have worked in this specialized field. In this unique collection of interviews, Zone explores the art and craft of 3-D filmmaking with producers, screenwriters, directors, and cinematographers. The interviews range from a discussion with Arch Oboler - producer of Bwana Devil, the 1952 feature that triggered the "boom" of 3-D films - to producers and cinematographers who have worked with single-strip 3-D film production in the 1970s and '80s, 3-D films in theme parks, current IMAX films, and the new and still evolving format of digital 3-D cinema. These interviews provide an unprecedented look at the unique challenges of producing stereoscopic motion pictures. Over five decades of this unique medium are covered, and will interest aspiring filmmakers, stereo photography enthusiasts, cinema buffs, devotees of popular culture, and film historians.
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 269 x 181 x 10 mm
...a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the evolving developments of this exciting cinema niche. Especially recommended for fans of 3-D. * Wisconsin Bookwatch *
...an extremely informative book... * Optische Fenomenen, March 2006 (translation) *
A collection of 21 interviews with cinematographers, producers, camera technicians, writers, and directors who have worked with twin-strip, anaglyphic, 15/70 IMAX 3-D, and digital cinema production and exhibition. While the other 20 interviews appear to be current, the opening conversation with director Arch Oboler took place in 1983. * Reference and Research Book News *