Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/16/14 12:04:34 PM
Chronogram talks to Jon Bowermaster about being the first filmmaker to capture Antarctica in 3D for the documentary Antarctica, On the Edge.
He says, "This was the first time I'd shot in 3D. I knew it was going to be more difficult, but I thought it might be two or three times more difficult, more time-consuming, that normal shooting. Instead, everything right through post-production, seemed to take 10 times longer. In the field, the two big cameras that create the 3D were kept outside on the deck of the boat the entire trip. If we had brought them in they risked condensation which we'd never be able to dry out. Each morning it would take the director of photography two to three hours to calibrate, his head under a dark cloth as he tinkered. The result was that nothing was shot spontaneously."
Read the full story here.