Dimension 3 – Pogo goes to Paris!
Last month, Pogo’s MD Olivier Lauchenauer and Gerald Lorenz, Time Traveller Guides 3D director, went to Parisian 3D festival and exposition, Dimension 3, where our “Time Traveller Guides 3D – Gettysburg” was a finalist for TV Program – see previous post!
We didn’t win the “dimmy” in the end, but were treated to displays of all the latest 3D tech including demos of Technicolor’s Certifi3D and SGO’s Mistika, as well as watching all the other 3D film entries with subjects ranging from Robin Hood to Space.
Here’s Gerald’s take on his time at Dimension 3:
“A 3D live experience nearly as good as “Huberbuam
This was the festival for the hard core of 3D film and television productions. At the Dimension 3, technology could not be more cutting edge. Even two people from “Vorsprung durchTechnik” were there – I mean the Fraunhofer Insitute
One film that really impressed me was “Huberbuam
“, made by Virtual Experience with the involvement of the ZDF Enterprise. It is about two brothers jumping up German mountains or, more accurately, falling off them. The last few minutes about the making of this documentary were the best. Cameras were mounted on helicopters; camera operators were hanging off rocks; landscapes were in truly remarkable 3D; physical and psychological tension was captured with close up shots on sheer cliffs; and the Huberbuam brothers, defying gravity, jumped two meters up a mountain.
Dimension 3, St. Denis
The venue of the festival was the Parisian suburb of St Denis, as was my Hotel F1. Navigating the underpasses of the Boulevard Peripherique through St.Denis at night was a new experience for me. My advice? Take a taxi. Paris, though, was as beautiful as ever.
Next time, I’ll brush up on my French, just to be able to follow those ever so long thank-you-speeches of the film festival winners.”