Training & Research
False Creek has formed an alliance with Emily Carr University of Art + Design to jointly offer training, education, and published research in the field of S3D. Established in 1925 and based in Vancouver, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is one of Canada’s premier post-secondary universities specializing in undergraduate and graduate art and design education and research.
- A series of seminars from weekend introductions to 5 day fully hands-on courses to train you in various aspects of shooting live action in 3D. Some classes are focused on the mechanics of shooting 3D; others are designed for directors to help them add 3D to their story-telling tool kit.
- The textbook: “Fundamentals of 3D Filmmaking“, to be published in March, 2011. This book is focused on the theory and practice of filming live action 3D content. Included is lots of practical advice and information, including a complete description of the math behind planning your shots backed up by both an Excel spreadsheet and applications to do those calculations rapidly on set.
- Our initial research is going to focus on better understanding how 3D can be used to tell a story: a drama, a love story, even a comedy. We are going to explore how the relationship of the audience changes when moving from 2D to 3D, and how we can take advantage of 3D to compellingly create emotions (anxiety, warmth, distance, comfort) in our audience to complement the actors’ and set designers’ work. When color was first introduced to filmmaking, it was not clear how color could be used to tell the director’s story. Through research and experience we learned how. Emily Carr and False Creek will explore that issue for 3D using its 2,400 square foot fully-equipped 3D studio. We will publish our results in a book, “3D Filmmaking for Directors” scheduled for publication in 2012.