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“For me, 3D and 48fps is a blessing” – Peter Jackson, The Hobbit

With excitement building from the much anticipated opening of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit, filmed and projected at double the conventional frame rate, film professionals from Toronto and beyond recently gathered to discuss, advance and communicate the state of the art in high-frame rate (HFR) film techniques. The occasion was the High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D Cinema Workshop held on November 20, 2012 and sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation through the 3D Film Innovation Consortium (3D FLIC). The workshop featured talks with industry and academic leaders in HFR research, development and practice as well as practical demonstrations.

3D FLIC’s mandate is to help develop and promote Ontario’s capacity in 3D Cinema. Consideration of HFR is a key component of this mandate since the benefits of HFR are reportedly more pronounced in S3D. Local talent and expertise was prominently featured in the programming, demonstrating the resources available in the province in HFR S3D technology and production, postproduction, visual effects, broadcasting and other aspects of S3D filmmaking. 

HFR was discussed in terms of scientific, technical, artistic and production/delivery pipeline issues with particular attention to practical issues in production, post-production and delivery of content. Technical aspects of HFR film production were discussed in depth including planning for an HFR project; postproduction, visual effect and data management of the massive amounts of image data produced; and challenges in the delivery and broadcast of these data rich formats. The largest part of the workshop addressed the HFR viewer experience question: how is the HFR cinema experience different from conventional cinema?

This discussion included presentations on the perception of normal and high-frame rate motion pictures from experts at York University, RealD and elsewhere. Artistic questions were also prominent including the creative impact of frame rate choices and the potential of variable frame-rate displays. The workshop was notable for technology demonstrations of high-frame rate technology from Christie Digital Systems and sample footage highlighting the potential of HFR S3D from Bert Dunk, CSC at Sheridan’s SIRT centre and from Emily Carr University. The workshop is part of a series in S3D filmmaking offered by 3D Flic. The next workshop will be held on Feb 16-22, 2013 (exact date TBA) and focus on 2D to 3D conversion. Details can be found at www.3dflic.ca .

Source of Peter Jackson interview: Toronto Star. Read the full article here.



“3D production experts agree that one of the biggest issues facing the 3D film industry today revolves around the challenges and spectacular failures to achieve acceptable picture value in 2D to 3D conversion. Given the document above – I am intrigued with what 3DFlic might be able to bring to bear on this key issue in their next conference. – Tom Reid/Publisher TO411Daily

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“For me, 3D and 48fps is a blessing” – Peter Jackson, The Hobbit

With excitement building from the much anticipated opening of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit, filmed and projected at double the conventional frame rate, film professionals from Toronto and beyond recently gathered to discuss, advance and communicate the state of the art in high-frame rate (HFR) film techniques. The occasion was the High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D Cinema Workshop held on November 20, 2012 and sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation through the 3D Film Innovation Consortium (3D FLIC). The workshop featured talks with industry and academic leaders in HFR research, development and practice as well as practical demonstrations.

3D FLIC’s mandate is to help develop and promote Ontario’s capacity in 3D Cinema. Consideration of HFR is a key component of this mandate since the benefits of HFR are reportedly more pronounced in S3D. Local talent and expertise was prominently featured in the programming, demonstrating the resources available in the province in HFR S3D technology and production, postproduction, visual effects, broadcasting and other aspects of S3D filmmaking. 

HFR was discussed in terms of scientific, technical, artistic and production/delivery pipeline issues with particular attention to practical issues in production, post-production and delivery of content. Technical aspects of HFR film production were discussed in depth including planning for an HFR project; postproduction, visual effect and data management of the massive amounts of image data produced; and challenges in the delivery and broadcast of these data rich formats. The largest part of the workshop addressed the HFR viewer experience question: how is the HFR cinema experience different from conventional cinema?

This discussion included presentations on the perception of normal and high-frame rate motion pictures from experts at York University, RealD and elsewhere. Artistic questions were also prominent including the creative impact of frame rate choices and the potential of variable frame-rate displays. The workshop was notable for technology demonstrations of high-frame rate technology from Christie Digital Systems and sample footage highlighting the potential of HFR S3D from Bert Dunk, CSC at Sheridan’s SIRT centre and from Emily Carr University. The workshop is part of a series in S3D filmmaking offered by 3D Flic. The next workshop will be held on Feb 16-22, 2013 (exact date TBA) and focus on 2D to 3D conversion. Details can be found at www.3dflic.ca .

Source of Peter Jackson interview: Toronto Star. Read the full article here.



“3D production experts agree that one of the biggest issues facing the 3D film industry today revolves around the challenges and spectacular failures to achieve acceptable picture value in 2D to 3D conversion. Given the document above – I am intrigued with what 3DFlic might be able to bring to bear on this key issue in their next conference. – Tom Reid/Publisher TO411Daily

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Front Page, Industry News

“For me, 3D and 48fps is a blessing” – Peter Jackson, The Hobbit

With excitement building from the much anticipated opening of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit, filmed and projected at double the conventional frame rate, film professionals from Toronto and beyond recently gathered to discuss, advance and communicate the state of the art in high-frame rate (HFR) film techniques. The occasion was the High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D Cinema Workshop held on November 20, 2012 and sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation through the 3D Film Innovation Consortium (3D FLIC). The workshop featured talks with industry and academic leaders in HFR research, development and practice as well as practical demonstrations.

3D FLIC’s mandate is to help develop and promote Ontario’s capacity in 3D Cinema. Consideration of HFR is a key component of this mandate since the benefits of HFR are reportedly more pronounced in S3D. Local talent and expertise was prominently featured in the programming, demonstrating the resources available in the province in HFR S3D technology and production, postproduction, visual effects, broadcasting and other aspects of S3D filmmaking. 

HFR was discussed in terms of scientific, technical, artistic and production/delivery pipeline issues with particular attention to practical issues in production, post-production and delivery of content. Technical aspects of HFR film production were discussed in depth including planning for an HFR project; postproduction, visual effect and data management of the massive amounts of image data produced; and challenges in the delivery and broadcast of these data rich formats. The largest part of the workshop addressed the HFR viewer experience question: how is the HFR cinema experience different from conventional cinema?

This discussion included presentations on the perception of normal and high-frame rate motion pictures from experts at York University, RealD and elsewhere. Artistic questions were also prominent including the creative impact of frame rate choices and the potential of variable frame-rate displays. The workshop was notable for technology demonstrations of high-frame rate technology from Christie Digital Systems and sample footage highlighting the potential of HFR S3D from Bert Dunk, CSC at Sheridan’s SIRT centre and from Emily Carr University. The workshop is part of a series in S3D filmmaking offered by 3D Flic. The next workshop will be held on Feb 16-22, 2013 (exact date TBA) and focus on 2D to 3D conversion. Details can be found at www.3dflic.ca .

Source of Peter Jackson interview: Toronto Star. Read the full article here.



“3D production experts agree that one of the biggest issues facing the 3D film industry today revolves around the challenges and spectacular failures to achieve acceptable picture value in 2D to 3D conversion. Given the document above – I am intrigued with what 3DFlic might be able to bring to bear on this key issue in their next conference. – Tom Reid/Publisher TO411Daily

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