CG Today - Stereoscopic News

Sky 3DU.K, The Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival will become the first festivals in the world to be broadcast live in 3D this summer, as Sky reveals its plans to become the single biggest broadcast partner of music festivals.

In addition to Isle of Wight and Bestival, Sky Arts will also broadcast exclusive coverage of 10 more of the UK's most popular and diverse music festivals on Sky's TV channel Sky Arts.

In becoming the leading broadcast partners to the UK's music festivals, this summer Sky Arts is partnering with the following Isle of Wight Festival, Download, Hard Rock Calling, Latitude, Lovebox, High Voltage, Cambridge Folk Festival, Camp Bestival, Sonisphere, Cropredy, Rewind and Bestival.

New affordable SxS rig brings Pro-level 3D gear to a new audience

Redrock Micro3D

Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional-quality cinema accessories, today announced the new Redrock Micro micro3D rig for professional stereoscopic 3D production. The micro3D delivers professional features and build quality at a price that makes 3D accessible to virtually anyone wanting to shoot 3D. The micro3D rig was recently awarded Best Support Rig of NAB 2011 by Videomaker magazine.

India's 1st International multiplex chain to foray into Bengaluru - Launched at the Royal Meenakshi Mall on Bannerghatta Road

CinepolisCinépolis, the World's 4th largest cinema chain and India's 1st international exhibitor, announced the opening of its newest multiplex at Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru. The all digital 7 screen, 1328 seater multiplex will feature a 3-D screen and a macro screen. Cinépolis is launching the cinema with the much awaited movie of the year Dum Maaro Dum starring Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Prateik Babba and nine other movie titles.

Nice ShoesNew York-based creative studio Nice Shoes is premiering two lyrical 3D short films conceived, shot and produced entirely in-house. The films are part of a poetically-inspired series entitled Verses and directed by creative directors Brian Bowman and Aron Baxter.

"We picked poetry because it isn't an obvious choice for 3D," says Bowman. "Blue aliens on a planet far, far away makes a lot more sense in stereo, so we were just curious to find out if a visceral experience can be made more profound and emotional through stereography." Bowman and Baxter shot their respective short films last November with veteran stereographers Eric Robertson and Ross Heran.

The Look LondonSGO is delighted to announce The Look, a cutting-edge London-based creative facility, has added a Mistika 2K post production system to enhance its creative services and propel the post house into the stereoscopic 3D realm.

The Look plans to use Mistika for its Stereo 3D projects and will benefit from the system’s DI and 2D capabilities. Mistika’s open architecture will also facilitate seamless collaboration with other systems in their existing infrastructure. The Look, which boasts stylish state-of-the-art suites , which include a cinema grading suite with HD projection on to a 4.4m wide screen and multiple grading and online suites, will now be Stereo 3D-capable owing to its investment in Mistika.