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Shooting Low-Budget Horror in Native 3D for 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

1/03/2013 6:54 AM Eastern

Director John Luessenhop and DP Tas Michos talk about shooting a low-budget horror film in native 3D for their latest offering, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Says Luessenhop, "When you’re shooting in 3D, you want people to explore the frame, and you can’t quick-cut. Real 3D also means shorter focal length – so now you’re shooting Citizen Kane instead of Michael Mann. A little bit of restraint allows the hyper moments to stand out more. So you’ve created this comfortable way to watch the picture in 3D until these extreme moments happen. For me, the purpose of the 3D was to create a world, not to put the movie in your lap, and Tas did a wonderful job to maintain that feel.”

Read more here on ICG Magazine.