James Cameron has been a big proponent of 3D. He rallied for movie houses to upgrade their equipment so they could play 3D films. After the success of Avatar, studios embraced 3D to an exponential degree. Well he got what he wished for but what he’s seeing so far is not to his liking, Cameron spoke at the Tag DF technology forum last week in Mexico City were he revealed that Hollywood was abusing 3D. He called out two films this year as examples of unnecessary post conversion. He had this to say:
“Man of Steel,and all those movies should not necessarily be in 3D. If you spend $150 million on visual effects, the film is already going to be spectacular, perfect.”
He also added that studios are “trying to make money” and “pushing 3D to directors who are not comfortable or do not like 3D.” Hopefully the 3D market doesn’t crash before Avatar 2 and 3 which he is currently developing is released.
Another tech that Cameron has been rallying behind is 48 frames or HFR (High Frame Rate). That tech however hasn’t been gaining traction. The only film to use it so far is The Hobbit which garnered mixed reaction. I liked HFR and hopefully Cameron shows them how it’s done. Read more at PopCultureGalaxy.com.
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