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3D Filmmaking by Celine Tricart

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Chapter 6 3D as a Storytelling Tool





What is filmmaking?

The definition seems elusive, and differs from country to country, from director to director. Trying to describe it can be quite difficult and complex, while you can find entire books dedicated to answering this question. Therefore, I will simply say that filmmaking is the art of using the many technical tools available to the director to translate a script into scenes that, put together, will tell a story.

Chris Parks, Stereographer of Jack the Giant Slayer, Gravity, and Pan

When I went to my first meeting with the director of Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron, he didn’t have a pre-defined way that he wanted to use 3D but he knew he wanted to use 3D to help tell the story and he wanted ...

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