Having your movie be in 3D is not simply an impact you placed on the film. So lots of these post-converted 3D cash-ins we noticed after the primary “Avatar” movie show that each one too nicely. No, 3D dictates a lot about the way you shoot your movie. At a press convention attended by /Movie, the producer of “Avatar: The Manner of Water,” Jon Landau, mentioned of their method:
“[T]he key for good 3D is for us to verify it is sustainable for the three hours, the size of the film. It may be very simple to be seduced by the novelty of 3D and push forwards and backwards or throw objects on the digicam. That is not us in any respect. We tried to combine it as a part of our visible language.”
Accomplished improperly, 3D could cause immense eye pressure, particularly with such a protracted runtime. The bottom line is focus, and with 3D, focus is a bit more difficult. Richie Baneham, the VFX supervisor for Lightstorm, defined that creating that focus requires discovering the fitting convergence level of the 2 cameras:
“We tried to converge the 2 cameras the place we consider the viewers is gonna look. What will we do as filmmakers? We wanna instruct you the place to look. In a 2D film, you do this by movement, you do this by lighting, you do this by focus … 3D is simply one other device that helps information you. So, we attempt to outline, the place is somebody gonna look? And that is the place we converge our two cameras and let every little thing play as depth behind it.”
If you end up creating what is basically a wholly digital world, discovering that proper convergence level requires loads of trial and error, and the tip outcomes are a testomony to that point spent.