Thursday, December 30, 2010

Post-production 3D does it work?

I find that there is nothing more annoying than a post-production 3D movie. For those of you who do not know what post-production 3D is. It is a movie made into 3D after being shot and is in the process of being edited. When the Director feels that it is a better idea than just a normal 2D movie. It never really is! So which movies are post-production 3D films? Well, a few would be Clash of the Titans, Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Last Airbender.

I feel that 3D works better with Animation films. Such as Megamind,Despicable Me,How to train your Dragon and Monsters vs Aliens. I only saw Megamind in 3D but was told all the others were good in 3D. Although I did see abit of Monster vs Aliens on one of those Sony Bravia 3D TVs. Megamind 3D was nothing short of amazing   ! It had me leaning far back into my chair when a long pole came out at me.

What exactly do we expect from a 3D film? We expect to be avoiding things flying out at us from the screen or to have that feeling that we are in the middle of the action. However post-production doesn't deliver this experience. Sad to say but very true. What I'm not saying is that you should never go to watch a 3D film if it's not animation. By all means go and watch any 3D film you like. All I'm saying is that the 3D would be much better if the film was shot in 3D.

So post-production doesn't work. But if a movie was shot in 3D it would be entirely different.

We can only hope that film makers realize this. James Cameron is working on 3D glasses free 3D technology though. Only time will tell how that project will workout.  


  1. Very true. Sometimes even movies made in 3D could do with being in 2D. That's just my 'pinion.

  2. Hit the nail on the head. Post production 3D is rough. Clash of the Titans brought tears to my eyes, and it was an ugly cry. Avatar - Cameron's Avatar - was the only 3D live action film I've really enjoyed. Although that was shot in 3D. Going to see Tron Legacy 3D tonight. We'll see how it goes:)