Through the Eye of the Needle 3D is an ongoing movie project by Cristian Blaze, hist short stereoscopic 3D movie Defending Maldito was already featured here on the blog. Cristian is trying to do a crowd funding campaign to raise the money for shooting the movie in stereo 3D, so if you like the idea and want to help feel free to do so.
Through the Eye of the Needle Synopsis:
Carlos, a Salvadoran war orphan, escapes to the USA in search of a better life. Forced to join an LA gang in order to survive, his dreams of a better life quickly deteriorate… “Why fall in love with life, if we all marry death in the end? ” In a twist of fate, Carlos is re-united with his father, a rich North American textile mogul, who suddenly dies of cancer, leaving Carlos the company and the entire family fortune. Armed with money and power, Carlos finds himself thrust into a world of corporate greed and deception, and it isn’t long before his gang past catches up with him. But it isn’t until he finds out he is a father himself and sees his daughter for the first time that Carlos finally realizes: “Life is only worth living, when you live it for someone else.”
“Through the Eye of the Needle” (TEN) was inspired by the common threads that link the U.S. and Salvadoran history together. Violence breeds violence, hate breeds hate, and the Salvadoran civil war was no exception. Some of the common social problems facing both countries today, from immigration, drugs and gang violence, to sweatshops, famine and poverty, are a direct result of the U.S. involvement in the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980’s. “Through the Eye of the Needle” can, in some ways, be thought of as a visual representation of U.S. foreign policy, and its ramifications around the globe. From all over the world, the stories of most immigrants to the USA share common threads; the pursuit of the ‘American Dream’… Ironically, most people who are fleeing to the USA, are from countries hampered by war tied to the USA to begin with.
Right in the spirit of the holidays, here is a stereoscopic 3D video of a Yule Log burning in a fireplace, shot by Christian Blaze who kindly shared it with us. You can watch the YouTube 3D video embedded above, or download the video in MP4 format from the link below – it is in Side by Side format, half horizontal resolution (squashed), so do not forget to select 16:9 aspect ratio when opening it in the 3D Vision Video Player or the Stereoscopic Player. As usual you are welcome to share your comments about the video below.
Defending Maldito is a short comedy movie in stereo 3D by Christian Blaze, who is also plays the main character. This short was shot as a test for an upcoming feature film (political drama) entitled Through the Eye of the Needle which will also be shot in 3D, and it has turned out quite good for a test. Defending Maldito was shot using two Kodak Zi8 cameras in Side by Side, then Sony Vegas was used to edit the video, and Nvidia’s 3D Vision for the playback, so you should get best results using 3D Vision for watching it on a 3D-capable computer monitor.
The story of the short movie: “Maldito is here to visit his lawyer… what he doesn’t know about the law ends up costing him, and his lawyer, a lot more than what they bargained for, 420.”
You can watch the embedded YouTube 3D video or download the clip from the link below, it is in Side by Side format with half horizontal resolution, so you will need to select 16:9 aspect ratio when opening it in the 3D Vision Video Player or the Stereoscopic Player. As usual feel free to share your opinion about the video if you watch it in 3D.