Bryan Singer remains one of the few auteur directors who insists on the quality of native stereoscopic photography rather than 2D to 3D conversion in post production. Toward this end, New Deal Studios brought on 21st Century 3D to photograph visual effects elements for the blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past. Amazing volumetric explosions, bullet hits and fire effects were just a few of the numerous elements shot with the BX5 3D rig. CEO Jason Goodman served as visual effects unit stereographer.
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When the band and producers of Metallica Through the Never wanted to augment the narrative portions of this concert/drama prior to release, they chose 21st Century 3D for location pickups in Newark, NJ. The bulk of this picture including all of the on stage action was shot by James Cameron’s Cameron Pace Group. Material shot on the mean streets of Newark by 21st Century 3D, arguably the high points of this psychedelic heavy metal trip, integrated seamlessly into the film. The BX4 beam splitter rig allowed Alexa-M cameras to fly on Jimmy McConkey’s steadicam, a true breakthrough at the time.
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The Amazing Spider-man is one of the biggest budgeted native shot 3D motion pictures ever made. Cinematographer John Schwartzman and Stereoscopic Supervisor Rob Engle selected 21st Century 3D optics to augment the 3D rigs used on the production. According to Engle, the innovations from 21st Century 3D reduced optical artifacts by “80-90%” as compared to other 3D rigs in the industry. The proof is in the pudding! After this production, the 1/4 wave retarder optical element has become a worldwide industry standard in 3D production. CEO Jason Goodman also served as 2nd unit stereographer.
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Julia X is a psychological thriller shot on location in Louisiana using 21st Century 3D’s venerable BX3 series 3D rigs. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 to packed screening rooms. It was well reviewed in The Hollywood Reporter and has become a cult favorite over the years through streaming 3D VOD and Bluray 3D distribution in many territories throughout the world. Jason Goodman delivered a presentation at the Silk Road Film Festival in China detailing the Making of Julia X. You can view the Julia X trailer in 3D or stream it to your 3DTV with the 3Doo app on compatible devices.
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Making of Julia X from The Silk Road Film Festival in China
In 2008 director Richard Gabai turned to 21st Century 3D to provide stereoscopic expertise and uniquely designed equipment to shoot his family adventure in 3D. This was the first time a completely live action independent feature film was shot in digital 3D and distributed world wide. The film was shot and post-production was completed in a record 11 months. Location production in Montana’s wintry weather on a short schedule and microbudget proved greatly challenging for both equipment and crew.
watch 3DGuy Interview with Jason Goodman from Dimension 3 in Paris.