Chapter 13


Before 2009, when James Cameron released his epic sci-fi film Avatar, 3D movies were relatively rare in Hollywood. Cameron convinced the studios to take a (very expensive) chance on a method of filmmaking that hadn’t been popular in decades. But it was Cameron’s unfaltering belief in 3D filmmaking and his insistence on doing 3D the “right way” that almost single-handedly brought about the renaissance of 3D movies that we enjoy today.

Chapter Contents

  • Understanding Stereoscopy
  • Filming Stereo Footage
  • Viewing Stereo Footage
  • Matchmoving Stereo Footage
  • Overcoming Common Problems

Understanding Stereoscopy

Although standard 2D photography and films can record a scene in a faithful manner, they still lack in one critical area—their ...

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