I am coming to the cinema world from the world of stills, working a lot on natural history projects. For a possible upcoming natural history project, we are still deciding if we will go the stereo 3D route or not. It will work beautifully for a lot of the shots with wide angle lenses and that immersive feel. However, a decent chunk of the footage will need to be shot on super telephotos, think 400mm and up. I can't quite fathom how this fits in to the world of stereoscopic 3D. Can anyone shed some light on this? The ideas I have thought of are...
A) The super telephoto shots are shot in 2D and basically give the viewers eyes a rest. Possibly there is some minor 3D effect added in post but I have no idea how that works.
B) The super telephoto shots are shot in a side by side mount but thats going to result in a pretty big distance between the two cameras due to the size of the lens. I have no idea what this would look like for the viewer.
C) Something that I am totally missing.
Thanks for any ideas or feedback. As I said, the project is in the very very early phases, basically kicking around ideas, and right now our ideas are leading to questions that need to be answered.