Archive for December, 2006

A New Medium

December 31, 2006

After coming back from the Egyptian Theatre where we saw some stereoscopic movies at the 3D Expo, my 10-1/2-year-old son Jonah had this to say about the film we’d just seen:  “There weren’t enough off-screen effects.”  He was disappointed and as we continued the conversation he also had this to say about stereoscopic movies:  “The off-screen effects frequently called attention to themselves and distracted from the storytelling.”  He’s put his finger on the paradox of stereoscopic filmmaking. On one hand, people want these off-screen effects; and on the other hand, they frequently are used in a creative way that pulls away from the story.