It is about time for the premiere of the new 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, of course it is a conversion of the original 2D movie into stereoscopic 3D format, but still something that a lot of people have been waiting for, and something that a lot of fans of the Star Wars saga do not like at all. If you are going to see Episode 1 converted in 3D on the premiere or after that, no mater if it is just out of curiosity how good the conversion in 3D is, or just because you are a fan of Star Wars and cannot miss it, then fell free to share your thoughts and comments about the movie in 3D after watching it. A lot is on stake here, because depending how well the 3D conversion of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is accepted will define if we are going to be seeing more old hit movies resurrected in 3D format on the big screen again or not. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not too big fan of conversions from 2D to 3D, but the reason behind that is most 2D movies converted to 3D that I’ve seen were not properly converted at all, I actually don’t have anything against a well done 3D conversion…
February 9th, 2012 · 12 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos
March 30th, 2011 · 14 Comments · 2D to 3D Conversion
Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) officially announced the company that they have selected after what they call an “exhaustive testing process” to do the conversion from 2D to 3D for the first movie from the Star Wars saga and that company is Prime Focus. Utilizing Prime Focus’ proprietary View-D process for the conversion the new release of the Phantom Menace is scheduled to hit 3D theater screens on February 10, 2012 is everything goes as planned. There is enough time for a really good conversion, so we can only hope that Prime Focus takes the time and does its job very well, because otherwise the relaunch of Star Wars Episode I in 3D can turn out to be a total disaster.
“It was incredibly important to me that we have the technology, the resources and the time to do this right,” said Star Wars creator George Lucas. “I’m very happy with the results I’ve been seeing on Episode I.”
Prime Focus has worked on films such as Avatar, Shrek, Tron: Legacy, Narnia: Dawn Treader and most recently Sucker Punch. The extensive conversion process is being done under the close supervision of John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for ILM, and with the positive feedback from George Loocas who apparently sees very convincing results with the conversion to 3D we can hope for the best, but also prepare for the worst.
March 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos
A few months ago came the announcement that Lucasfilm is planning to re-release all the episodes from the Star Wars saga in 3D, of course by using 2D to 3D conversion techniques to add depth int he movies. And that led to a lot of controversy among the fans, whether they would want to watch the new releases or not. And now we already have an official release date set for the first of the six movies in 3D as apparently Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox have set the date February 10, 2012 for the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace premiere in 3D. The 2D to 3D conversion process will be supervised by Industrial Light & Magic (John Knoll from ILM in the video above) and considering the time that will be spent for the conversion we can safely assume, that it will be a good conversion. But will that make the not so liked by the Star Wars fans Episode I become more attractive when converted in 3D than it is in 2D is something that remains to be seen. What I can say is that I will most likely be watching the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in 3D just out of curiosity to see how well they did with the conversion in 3D, what about you?
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