Watch: 'Gravity' Visual Effects Breakdown & 3D Conversion Featurette
After seeing the sci-fi sensation Gravity, the film's special effects are so seamless and realistic, you're not sure where practical filmmaking ends and the world of visual effects and computer generated imagery begins. If you saw the film in 3D, the film is that much more captivating, and knowing that every single shot of the film is a visual effects shots makes the 3D elements of the film all the more impressive and taxing on the filmmakers. Now a featurette (that's really more of a technical sales pitch) shows how the 3D conversion process and visual effects can work together easily by way of View-D. It's very sophisticated, but cool to see.
As the explanation on the video indicates, "In this Artist Breakdown we analyze a scene from Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Prime Focus World’s Richard Baker (Creative Director, View-D™) and Matthew Bristowe (SVP, Production) take you on a step by step journey through the stereo conversion of the shot, describing how PFW’s View-D conversion process allows for the full integration of the VFX and conversion processes." This shot is one of the more simple in the film, and we're wondering how this system works with the more complex and busier scenes. And if you haven't seen Gravity, go now!