Immersive 3-D: The Secrets of Beautiful Stereo Cinematography

Immersive 3-D: The Secrets of Beautiful Stereo Cinematography

Immersive 3-D

Immersive 3-D

Director of Photography Franz Pagot http://www.franzpagot.com/ has written his latest book entitled “Immersive 3-D” the secrets of beautiful stereo cinematography with all the proceeds going to the Great Ormond Street Children Hospital in London and the Meyer Hospital for Children with Rare Diseases in Florence. There is a fun video to promote the book on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=8MGh9UPMI9c

Check the book out on Amazon: amazon.com/gp/product/0956818072/sr=1-1/qid=1417885095/ where you’ll find a preview and also discover that used copies are already selling for almost double the $43.27 price. The chapter on sound was written by Oscar winning (“Slumdog Millionaire”) Sound designer Resul Pookutty.

Mark Weingartner (Batman, Inception), Brian Heller (Bourne, Signs) and Vince Toto (Dredd), all gave the book wonderful reviews. I can recommend the book for collectors, since all the proceeds are going to charities. Plus with over 300 pages, it certainly has some good tips for 3-D movie-makers. The book is about the possibilities of stereo cinematography, and how it can be approached simply and beautifully, created in a practical no-nonsense way. For the historians, it begins with an overview of stereo cinematography, examining its past, present and future, and looks at how the genre has changed over time and where it is going next. The reader is then introduced to trade secrets that range from set design to editing, from operating to lighting by an award winning cinematographer, Franz Pagot, with the bonus chapter on 3-D sound design by Oscar winner (Slumdog Millionaire) Resul Pookutty. The book is illustrated by the author with drawings and photos from real life film sets, with simple tutorials including how to shoot steadicam in 3-D and how to train your eye to recognize as well as produce beautiful images, not only in stereo. This book shows you that being a cinematographer is about preparation not just talent and luck. Beautiful cinematography requires inspiration, so let’s get copies of this book to all 3-D cinematographers.

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