Excellent turnout at The 3D Creative Summit


12 – 13 March 2014, BFI, London

3d-creative-summit-logoSGO proudly continued its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit again this year. Produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society, the event featured the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world’s most excellent content. Mistika “Bootcamp” presentations took place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners lined-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects.

Highlights included, Mistika owner and Vision3’s Co-Founder and Stereo Supervisor Chris Parks, presenting a showcase of the BAFTA award-winning film Gravity. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Stereographer Demetri Portelli discussing The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, colour graded and finished in Mistika. Legend3D Stereo Supervisor Jared Sandrew demonstrated how 3D post conversion is becoming more sophisticated and engaging than ever. James Cameron also shared his experiences including the filming of the Deep Sea Challenge documentary. 3ality CEO and 3D Producer Steve Schklair explored Stalingrad’s jaw dropping action and discussed how new projects continue to push the boundaries in shooting 3D natively. Released in October and soon becoming Russia’s highest grossing film, Stalingrad is an epic on an unimaginable scale. Details about the speakers can be found here.

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14 March 2014, Soho, London

SGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit


12 – 13 March 2014, BFI, London

3d-creative-summit-logoSGO proudly continues its sponsorship of the 3D Creative Summit. This important event, produced by Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society features the talented people and creative technologies behind the best 3D films and television programmes of the past year culminating in a celebration of the world’s most excellent content. Mistika presentations will take place in the 3D Theatre on both days followed by Q&A’s. In addition, a series of exclusive screenings with expert practitioners will line-up the exciting two-day summit, many of whom have used Mistika in their projects. Meet the team behind the event here.

Highlights include, Mistika owner and Vision3’s Co-Founder and Stereo Supervisor Chris Parks, presenting a showcase of the BAFTA award-winning film Gravity. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Stereographer Demetri Portelli will also present a Q&A on The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet which was colour graded and finished in Mistika at Paris’ Digimage Cinema in multiple resolutions and formats, including IMAX 3D. In an exclusive recorded interview, James Cameron will also be sharing his experiences including the filming of the Deep Sea Challenge documentary. Digital Pictures in Melbourne used Mistika for the post production of the film. Details about the speakers can be found here.

ABOUT THE 3D CREATIVE SUMMIT
Find out more about this exciting event and the full line-up of speakers at www.3dcreativesummit.com
Follow the event on Twitter @3d_cs and Facebook.

Vision3 Expands 3D Resources with Mistika at its Heart


Mistika is a 3D Vision at Vision3

“Our reason for purchasing a Mistika system is to improve our ability to supervise the stereo on the Native, VFX and Conversion 3D projects that we work on, particularly studio productions such as “Gravity” which I recently finished supervising for Warner Brothers and which premièred at the Venice Film Festival. The film is an indication of the sort of high-end calibre projects we will be putting Mistika to work on, doing the Stereo 3D format full justice.”
Chris Parks, Vision3’s Founding Partner and Stereo Supervisor

“It is important that Stereo 3D can be handled as efficiently as possible in post, to encourage programme makers to embrace the medium. Mistika is an important tool when it comes to making this a reality.”
Angus Cameron, Vision3’s Founding Partner and Post Stereographer

Soho, London, 21 October 2013 – In a move to further expand their capabilities, Vision3 has invested in a Mistika post production system from SGO to offer clients an advanced 3D post production pipeline for high level cinema productions in London. Vision3 now hosts a state-of-the-art cinema suite with Mistika and their bespoke shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO’s technology. This will enable Vision3 to further develop the creative and narrative set-up that is the hallmark of their approach. Vision3 specialises in stereography within numerous fields of expertise such as studio and independent feature films, high-end natural history documentaries, IMAX, unique special events and commercials.

Chris Parks, Vision3′s Founding Partner and Stereo Supervisor

Chris Parks, Vision3′s Founding Partner and Stereo Supervisor

Chris Parks, Vision3’s Founding Partner and Stereo Supervisor possesses both technical and creative stereoscopic experience spanning more than 20 years, with skills that encompass the full range of 3D expertise including direction, production, specialist film and special visual effects, from storyboarding through to production, post production and delivery. Chris states “Our reason for purchasing a Mistika system is to improve our ability to supervise the stereo on the Native, VFX and Conversion 3D projects that we work on, particularly studio productions such as Gravity which I recently finished supervising for Warner Brothers and which premièred at the Venice Film Festival. The film is an indication of the sort of high-end calibre projects we will be putting Mistika to work on, doing the Stereo 3D format full justice.”

Founding Partner and Post Stereographer Angus Cameron founded Vision3 with Chris Parks in 2008 and has over 20 years of industry experience in VFX supervision, project management, digital pipeline development and creative and technical consultancy.

He says “I have always been impressed with Mistika’s stereo capabilities. Vision3 embracing Mistika makes sense allowing us to better interface with the numerous VFX and DI companies that we work with.”

Angus Cameron, Vision3′s Founding Partner and Post Stereographer

Angus Cameron, Vision3′s Founding Partner and Post Stereographer

Angus expands further with recent Mistika-related project examples “We recently worked on Inside the Mind of Leonardo an IWC Media feature documentary for Sky, as well as the BAFTA award-winning Flying Monsters with David Attenborough a key 3D programme for BSkyB that had to be produced to the highest possible standard. Vision3 are again working with Colossus Productions, supervising the stereo on the upcoming David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive where the Vision3 team will again be working closely with ONSIGHT. The toolset Mistika provides, in particular the Stereo 3D options, makes it the most powerful and interactive tool on the market when it comes to tackling high quality projects. It is important that Stereo 3D can be handled as efficiently as possible in post, to encourage programme makers to embrace the medium. Mistika is an important tool when it comes to making this a reality.”

SGO’s Director of Global Sales and Operations, Geoff Mills confirms “The team at Vision3 demand the very best leading-edge solutions and Mistika is the perfect fit for them. Mistika provides not only a system they can tailor to their specific pipeline and toolset needs, but it also strengthens further the relationship with SGO, required as their business expands into new areas. With their well-respected presence in London, Vision3 set a great example of native and converted Stereo 3D excellence, and we are delighted that they have invested in our award winning technology.”

The landscape of shooting in 3D is rapidly changing and evolving, and Vision3 are leaders of intelligent 3D methodologies and productions. Vision3 acts as the bridge between emerging stereoscopic technology and film and television productions shooting in 3D. Vision3’s vision is that shooting in 3D should be idea-led, embracing the innovative set of narrative tools now available to directors and creative teams. Vision3 plays an integral role in pre-production where the company’s stereographers and producers work closely with productions from the early concept stage, ensuring 3D is used to create original, exciting and fully immersive 3D productions. Vision3’s stereographers and stereo teams have years of on-set practical experience working seamlessly alongside traditional 2D camera teams with a dynamic “tools for the job” philosophy ensuring the project and production schedules are not compromised by technology and that creativity is not stifled in the process. Vision3 holds a firm belief in the value of carrying a stereographers vision from set, into post production ensuring quality of the final product. They also offer bespoke and unbiased advice on suitable equipment, providing efficient and individually designed production workflow.

Other high profile projects Vision3 have worked on include ‘Jack The Giant Slayer‘ (Warner Bros.), ‘‘World War Z’ (Paramount) and ‘John Carter’ (Disney). Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Warner Bros. production Gravity is due for cinema release in the UK on 8th November 2013. The ambitious, edge-of-your-seat Sci-Fi thriller features Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, with over 80% of audiences choosing to see it in 3D, the highest percentage ever, beating both Avatar and Life of Pi. Vision3’s Chris Parks acted as the film’s Stereo Supervisor overseeing stereo work from Framestore, with additional Post Conversion Sequences at Prime Focus. “Alfonso wanted to ensure 3D remained at the heart of the project from its inception. Throughout the production process we were able to use 3D in new and innovative ways, to take audiences to a place that they have never been before. In this film, we were really able to utilise 3D to change the audience’s emotions and draw them deep into the experience of the lead characters,” states Chris.

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