So, as suggested by Eric, this is the place to discuss everything related to 3D stereoscopic production and technology. Or let's just call it 3dS. :matrix:
Here's a nice page for starters:
Daily updates on what's new in the stereo world. Also a list of current 3dS films in production, as well as a list of 3dS capable theaters.
And two interesting white papers on the matter:
http://area.autodesk.com/images/tips...whitepaper.pdf ...about 3dS basics and
http://www.fxguide.com/qt/wp-content...whitepaper.pdf ...with info on The Foundry's new Ocula plugins for Nuke.
And before we endulge in a pro and con discussion: Yes, story comes first! You can't pimp a bad script with in-yer-face 3D-effects and expect it to become a masterpiece. We all hopefully learned that from the last few years of CG-abuse.
But on the other hand: The visonary filmmakers that used groundbreaking technologies IN FAVOR of a good story came up with some pretty amazing flicks and really made a change in the industry. Think Cameron, Spielberg, Lucas. Ok, some of them have lost their Mojo somewhere on the way. But they proved more than once that inventive technology combined with great storytelling can create a whole new experience. That's what movie magic is about.
That said, let's get into the geek zone: I'd really love to get my hands dirty with 3dS content creation. But it will be a while until I can afford 2 Reds and a professional 3dS rig.
So my question is: Does anyone know an affordable camera module (SD will be enough for starters) with enough control so that I can synchronize two of them (capture, exposure, shutter)? And also an affordable capture solution (hardware, software)?
I'm planning to build a small beginner's rig just to get my hands and brains around all the basics of 3dS.