Get Certified to Shoot Stereoscopic 3D !

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Our certified 2-day workshops are designed to demystify and simplify the entire 3D filmmaking & editing process, from development thru post production. In doing so, our veteran stereographers (3D experts) will teach you everything you need to know to create brilliant, eye-catching 3D images, that maintain viewer comfort -- and ultimately serve the story.


- Determining the 3D needs of the participants & their upcoming 3D projects - A tour-de-force "the principles of stereoscopic 3D filmmaking" - Translating your 2D ideas into working 3D images - Selecting the correct 3D Rig that integrates with your cameras - or visa-versa - Solving gen-lock issues and how it works - When to use a beam-splitter vs. side-by-side vs. 3D camcorders (dual fixed lens) - You too can calibrate & prep a 3D rig (with a little practice) - "Hands-On" -- majority of the class is spent shooting with 3D Rigs - beam-splitter & side- by-side - New 3D camcorders (dual fixed lens) - uses, limitations & what "they" don't tell you - Top 3D shooting secrets & ratios exposed ! - Depth vs. pop vs. parallax - Achieving nirvana - perfect picture alignment - Balancing convergence, parallax & io to achieve comfortable 3D images - How to tell professional 3D vs. amateur 3D (hint: amateur 3D = headaches) - Shooting beautiful, balanced 3D images that serve the story - Re-lighting for 3D - How to use and calibrate a real-time 3D monitor - The 3D post-production workflow & you - 3D editing = FCP vs Cineform vs Avid - How to "Fix it in 3D Post" for Dummies - 3D exhibition formats & how they affect your production (hint: start here & work backwards) - AND-- all the other nitty-gritty details you need to know to create superior looking, professional 3D -- because at the end of the day (workshop) we understand that these training sessions are all about you and your upcoming 3D project. So really -- our goal is to teach you everything we know about 3D, while addressing your individual needs and issues -- and in the end, make you look good. Or at least - your 3D look good.


This is an INTENSIVE, FUN, "HANDS-ON" workshop where participants learn how to prep, align, light, shoot, edit and output professional style 3D, under the direction of a veteran stereographer. Unlike most other 3D training programs, teaching only 3D theory - our workshops allocate the majority of the day to filming on stereoscopic 3D systems - beam-splitter rigs, side-by-side rigs & real-time, stereoscopic 3D monitors. Our courses are designed to accommodate both the complete novice, and the professionals with previous 3D filmmaking experience looking to learn more or fine tune their existing skills. The teaching stereographers understand that many participants may have pending 3D projects, therefore they welcome all questions, individual concerns and unique situations. Furthermore, attendees should keep in mind that 3D filmmaking is not an exact science, but rather an evolutionary process, with fluid rules and varying outcomes. The 3D camera rigs, cameras, real-time 3D monitors, editing equipment and lunch will be provided by 3DFF. Our veteran 3D instructors (stereographers) are World-Class experts, with years of 3D filming and production experience on almost every contintent. Along the way they've shot for a wide variety of high-profile clients and fortune 500 companies to produce 3D documentaries, features, commercials and museum documentaries. Our 3D workshops are held on an ongoing monthly basis at our studios in sunny, San Diego, California. See Program Dates / Locations for a current listing. Information or registration call 619.384.4014 or email


Upon completion of the 2-day workshop participants will receive our official Stereoscopic Certification Diploma. The 3D Film Factory Certification serves as a means to verify to other industry professionals that recipients have received detailed, in-depth instruction in the art and science of stereography. Specifically, it signifies that recipients posses a comprehensive understanding of stereoscopic theory, as well as, a strong knowledge of practical, hands-on 3D filmmaking and editing.