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Debra KaufmanArticle: Fields of Valor: the Civil War in 3D
by on Feb 28, 2012 at 6:36:32 pm


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Fields of Valor: the Civil War in 3DFields of Valor: the Civil War in 3D

Inspired by the massive number of historic stereoscopic still photos from the Civil War, 3net has ventured to deliver the four-part miniseries, "Fields of Valor" in 3D, dubbed "the most ambitious 3D project ever produced for television." 3net will air a special encore presentation on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

Feature   02/28/2012
Author: Debra Kaufman



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Michael HutchinsonRe: Fields of Valor: the Civil War in 3D
by on Jan 26, 2012 at 4:41:23 am

Haha! I pitched this exact idea at my old job. Seemed obvious to me that with production costs being the main barrier to creating 3D TV content, it might not be a bad idea to make use of the tens of thousands of public domain stereographs in the Library of Congress collection (especially if you want to demonstrate that 3D can be a storytelling tool, not just a gimmick that gets rediscovered by each successive generation of moviegoers).

Of course I'm certain I wasn't the first person in the world to come up with this idea. I just probably went further than most by actually developing a workflow and editing a few of the image pairs together for viewing (it's honestly amazing, and done right, creates a whole new window to the past.)

Anyway, really hope they did a good job with this and can't wait to check it out when I get a chance. Quick question for any of the crew who may be reading this...need any help with the next history in 3D project?

Michael David Hutchinson

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James HoughtalingRe: Fields of Valor: the Civil War in 3D
by on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:01:57 am

Wow, maybe something worth watching on my 3D capable TV... I'll have to check if there's a 3Dnet app on my Samsung TV.

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Michael HutchinsonRe: Fields of Valor: the Civil War in 3D
by on Feb 28, 2012 at 7:40:12 pm

Working in a new field I haven't been keeping up on 3D news, but I'm guessing from your response that there's still a major lack of content? And why is 3net only available on DirecTV? I have Comcast/Xfinity, so guess that counts me out of the viewing.

I hate to say it, but I'm not feeling too optimistic about the future of 3DTV right now. Can't understand why these companies (who all share a mutually vested interest in the success of home theater 3D) haven't figured out a way to work together in the short term.
Seems like a lot of zero-sum thinking is holding back the industry. I'm not an economics expert, but from what I know, that's the worst thing you can do when trying to get a technology like this into peoples' homes.

Really hoping I'm wrong because 3D CAN BE an excellent storytelling tool (and I'll bet they did a great job with this). Unfortunately, there are so many barriers to access that I just don't see how the industry can sustain itself.

Am I wrong? Has your experience been different? Hoping I'm just out of the loop.

Michael David Hutchinson

"That most limited of all specialists, the well-rounded man."--F. Scott Fitzgerald 'The Great Gatsby'


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Allynn WilkinsonRe: Fields of Valor: the Civil War in 3D
by on May 17, 2012 at 3:20:25 pm

I've been enjoying some of the 3d documentaries on UK Sky TV and the Titanic documentary was good 9especially the underwater footage). I'm afraid I have to agree with you, though. There just isn't any great programming on.

Maybe we can convince Brian May to make a video of his "Village Lost and Found"

Michael, I take it your idea to do a 3d podcast never went anywhere. Too bad...


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