To 3D or not to 3D
When you go to the movies, are you tempted to fork over the extra 5 bucks when the movie you want to see is also available in 3D? Oh the allure and mysticism those little black glasses hold! 3D technology has been in use since the 1950’s but despite the significant advances, movie goers should be aware that not all 3D films are created equal.
The popularity of 3D has resulted in many films going through a post production conversion processes in order to allow for the additional screening option of 3D. Although this process can be successful when done correctly, more often than not it results in the 3D images:
- having reflections
- being translucent
- having fuzzy borders
- being grainy images
- moving in fast, erratic motion that the viewer cannot focus on
It’s no wonder the most common complaints associated with watching films in 3D are eye strain, headache and motion sickness!
On the other hand movies such as James Cameron’s Avatar and Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon were built in 3D “from the ground up” essentially eliminating any issues typically associated with 3D. Both films are highly regarded for their ground breaking success in using 3D technology and for utilizing the technology as part of the story telling.
So, before you shell out the extra bucks for the 3D experience it, pays to find out if it will in fact add to your movie watching experience or if it will just result in a headache.
Check out this list of 3D films and see if you can notice the difference of those filmed for 3D and those that have been converted.
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