Having moved into HD after several years of working in SD, Dimension 3 recently used Bluefish444's HD|Lust on two projects: Night Of The Living Dead 3D (pictured) and The Stewardesses 3D.
Slated for a 4th quarter 2006 release, Night of the Living Dead 3D (www.notld3d.com) is both a homage and re-imagining of the 1968 film. The film uses the Natural Vision process, based on the anaglyph principle (red/blue glasses), to create a realistic 3D experience.
For the shoot, Dimension 3 built two custom lightweight dual, HDV 3D cameras. The film features extensive use of handheld and Steadicam shots, marking a first in the production of 3D films. In addition, realtime 3D monitoring was used on the set.
Dimension 3 also recently restored the 1970 3D film, The Stewardesses, and did an HD transfer from the camera negative.
The result made the film look even better than when originally released. The HD version will be released on HD DVD before the end of 2006.
After investigating a number of products on the market, Dimension 3 decided upon Bluefish444's HD|Lust for its robust feature set and easy integration with existing technology.
"We wanted to work with a product that had a minimal learning curve,” says Daniel Symmes, founder of Dimension 3. “We were up and running almost out of the box. Use of the HD|Lust is transparent. Bluefish444 is continually adding new features, and their technical support is beyond anything we've ever experienced.”