Sir Ridley Scott Discusses The 3D Effects In PROMETHEUS

The director of the highly anticipated sci-fi epic talks revealingly about shooting Prometheus in 3D and discusses just how much of an immersive experience it will be for moviegoers.

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By Josh Wilding - 3/27/2012
More often that not, 3D conversions are pretty bad. That's more than likely why many fans breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing that Sir Ridley Scott would be shooting Prometheus in 3D (meaning we end up with a film which looks more like Avatar rather than Clash of the Titans). Talking to Total Film recently, the director had this to say about shooting in 3D and just how immersive an experience it will be for the audience.

"I'm kind of naturally visual anyway, that's where I come from. And you're working off superb 3D screens, which are on the floor, and are really big. It was just wonderful. I was shooting on 3D, then seeing it on the floor. It was easy, I must say. You only want to push it so far, before it becomes arrows popping out of the screen and stabbing you in the eye. You use it for visual effect."

"I'm actually decided right now how deep to make it on certain sequences. So you can literally, as it were, twiddle a knob, and the depth will increase. It's kind of bizarre, but there it is. Technologically it's absolutely staggering. I was working with MPC in London, looking after almost 1,300 big FX shots, and every night they would pipe through shots to a big screen in my office in Lexington Street; I would sit there watching a sequence that had just been graded or refined in perfect 3D. Really amazing."



Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With 'Prometheus', he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.



STARRING:

Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender as David
Guy Pearce as Stannison
Idris Elba as Captain Janek
Logan Marshall-Green as Holloway
Charlize Theron as Meredith Vickers

RELEASE DATE: June 8th, 2012.


Source: Total Film
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xfan320 - 3/27/2012, 10:34 AM
I love hearing when an old-school director embraces the new format! 3D is sexy! When its used like Avatar to bring depth to the screen and not throwing shit in your eyes lol.

Its bad enough having to wear 2 pairs of glasses when I watch films.. can't wait for the day they release that 'glasses free' 3D projectors and screens...ah, one day!
Bobevanz - 3/27/2012, 2:36 PM
Nice ^_^
AUSSYACE - 3/27/2012, 5:47 PM
I actually couldn't care less for 3D movies at all...

I always go and see them in 2D because I prefer them that way...
hoodedjester - 3/28/2012, 8:36 AM
3D is pretty over-rated but this movie might look cool in 3D.

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