On November 9, DGA members gathered at the Guild’s New York Theater for a special seminar on the technology behind 3D films. Entitled Working in 3D, the event featured directors and crew members who have worked on 3D projects and representatives from 3D companies.
Following a welcome from DGA Eastern Region Special Projects Committee Chair Raymond De Felitta, the panelists gave presentations covering such areas as camera placement and background action and used 3D film clips as illustrations. Then they all engaged in a group discussion about the about the intricacies of working in 3D and fielded questions from the audience.
The panel featured Director Catherine Owens, the principal co-director and a producer of the first live action feature length 3D digital film U23D; Cinematographer/Camera Operator Dave Drzewiecki (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) who spearheaded the curriculum for teaching 3D cinematography to cameramen, directors and industry executives; and 21st Century 3D’s CEO Jason Goodman; Legend3D’s Founder, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Technology Officer Barry Sandrew, Ph.D.; Laser Light Engines’ Executive Vice President of Business Development William Beck; and Dolby Laboratories’ Content Services Senior Manager Thomas Kodros. Director Jed Weintrob (Scar 3D) served as moderator.
Following the seminar, there was a DGA membership screening of the 3D feature film, Thor: The Dark World, followed by a discussion with its director Alan Taylor. (Click here to view this story.)
DGA Eastern Region Special Projects Committee: Raymond De Felitta (Chair), and members Ted Bogosian, Gary Donatelli, Daniel Hank, David Jaffe, Dennis W. Mazzocco, Susanna Styron, and Chuck Workman.