3D Storytelling, interning abroad and more Volvo Ocean Race!
Hi, I’m Justin Gutwetter, a junior at Marist College; an American University in New York. I have been studying TV and film production and post production for the last three years and have been looking to work with a company in that field for some time now to gain experience. I came upon FIE, the Foundation for International Education; a study abroad/work placement program that allows me to take classes here in London while also working for a UK company. FIE has been proudly working with Pogo films since 2004. Since then Pogo Films have worked with many up-and-coming students from Universities all around America – I am the most current one, interning at Pogo since early March.
Last Friday I had the privilege to join Pogo Films at the Ravensbourne 3D Storytelling Conference and sit in on their presentation about the Volvo Ocean Race 3D Experience. It is a two day conference in London that is attended by a wide range of people; from major production companies, producers, directors, and broadcasters to small independents and any other interested parties. I found the entire conference to be incredibly informative. Sitting in on a conference about the future of 3D and being able to see a 3D image of a watch on a TV without having to wear any glasses was a surreal experience. It really showed that 3D technology has a real place in the industry and I found it most impressive that the conference put an emphasis on story over style while using 3D, arguably the most important part of any film.
Sitting in on the Volvo Ocean Race 3D Experience presentation and discussion was a treat. Olivier, Rob and Jamie led a very insightful talk. Being a Pogo worker, as well as a member of the audience, I was impressed with how well the film was put together and how the 3D was able to work out so well.
“The film was well received. I was impressed with the level of knowledge that the audience had based on the questions they asked us” said Jamie Dickinson, who did the online stereo correction and color grade for the short film.
If the film is any indication, it’s easy to see that Pogo Films has embraced the 3D trend and is looking to do great things with it in the future.