Television specials and series created with 3D options
Just like in the early days of high definition programming, we had options of watching in either standard or high. Science or science fiction programs, special sports events (besides the obvious), like Olympic skiing and ice skating, might be great candidates, putting us right into the action and breathtaking beauty of these moments. And who wouldn't watch a made for home 3D TV Super Bowl—right from the 50 yard line?
The IMAX 3D Documentary Library—I’ve been an IMAX movie geek ever since I saw my first at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. The technology was so full of cool, right from the hokey introduction, demonstrating with simulated tornadoes on onrushing trains, everything from the special screen to the placement of the various speakers.
The movies have always been breathtaking, educational, each one a roller coaster ride of a film—whether diving into glacier crevasses or soaring with the eagles high above the highest mountain peaks. Diving into the Great Barrier Reef with the most colorful of corals and other ocean life or riding the world’s best roller coasters, the IMAX offerings are as diverse as they are thrilling. Although several of these movies are already availabIe for 3D TV, I would love to see the entire IMAX 3D library available for the home market.
My last item on this wish list for 2011, is that producers don’t rush into madness and create everything in 3D. Some features are just as good—if not better—rendered in good old high definition. Visually intense blockbusters—yes. Yogi Bear—not so much. The 3D experience has to be worth the extra cost, the extra technology buys—and not overpower the movie—or TV—going experience.
Thanks for reading and a Happy 3D New Year to you all!