A 3D or 3-D (three-dimensional) film or S3D (stereoscopic 3D) film is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception. Derived from stereoscopic photography, a regular motion picture camera system is used to record the images as seen from two perspectives (or computer-generated imagery generates the two perspectives in post-production), and special projection hardware and/or eyewear are used to provide the illusion of depth when viewing the film. 3D films are not limited to feature film theatrical releases; television broadcasts and direct-to-video films have also incorporated similar methods, especially since 3D television and Blu-ray 3D.
3D films have existed in some form since 1915, but had been largely relegated to a niche in the motion picture industry because of the costly hardware and processes required to produce and display a 3D film, and the lack of a standardized format for all segments of the entertainment business. Nonetheless, 3D films were prominently featured in the 1950s in American cinema, and later experienced a worldwide resurgence in the 1980s and 1990s driven by IMAX high-end theaters and Disney themed-venues. 3D films became more and more successful throughout the 2000s, culminating in the unprecedented success of 3D presentations of Avatar in December 2009 and January 2010.
Other articles related to "3d film, film, 3d":
... everybody thought the success of that film was CG and not great characters that were beautifully designed and heartwarming ... Now, you've got people quickly converting movies from 2D to 3D, which is not what we did ... fact they will probably work against the adoption of 3D because they'll be putting out an inferior product ...
... World (仮面ライダー 世界に駆ける, Kamen Raidā Sekai ni Kakeru?) is a short 3D film originally screened in the Coal History Village in Yubari between April 29 ... The film involves a team-up between Kotaro Minami's four Kamen Rider alter-egos (Black, RX, Robo Rider, and Bio Rider) to fight against the Crisis Empire ... Yoshio Urasawa wrote the film's plot ...
... Nitro Circus The Movie 3D was released August 8, 2012 in the United States and November 15, 2012 in Australia and New Zealand for one week ... serious back injury on June 29, 2011, while shooting for the 3D film ...
Famous quotes containing the word film:
“The womans world ... is shown as a series of limited spaces, with the woman struggling to get free of them. The struggle is what the film is about; what is struggled against is the limited space itself. Consequently, to make its point, the film has to deny itself and suggest it was the struggle that was wrong, not the space.”
—Jeanine Basinger (b. 1936)