Phil Lord is having a cracker of a year with the success of the Lego Movie and the soon to be released 22 Jump Street, once again starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as a mismatched pair of undercover cops.
At this stage your probably thinking to yourself “What is this magic?”. Well let me start by explaining how it works. Our brains are trained, right from the time when we first start focusing to see depth and put things into three dimensions.
When the foreground part of image breaks the white lines – blocking them by moving out in front – it looks like it’s hurling straight at us. While our brains can discern the 3D qualities of a 2D photo or video, this simple trick just enhances it by telling the brain to see things slightly differently.
In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Peter Jakson explains how “The Desolation of Smaug” was made in Stereoscopic 3D. The video is part of an interview with Robert Mayson that is worth the read.