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The Star Wars Saga in 3D!

Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today that the live-action Star Wars Saga will be converted to 3D! There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Podrace, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive. Presented by Twentieth Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd., the cutting edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level, with Industrial Light & Magic supervising the project. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace is expected to be released theatrically in 2012. A release date has not yet been determined.

"Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right," said John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. "It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results. For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience."

VIA: StarWars.com
Star Wars
people with 3D glasses

ESPN 3D schedules 13 college football broadcasts this season; Va. Tech / Boise St. is first

After unveiling the standard college football schedule, ESPN has seen fit to reveal the first three of the 13 games it plans to broadcast in 3D this season. Boise State will face Virginia Tech on September 6, a Monday night, while Ohio State and Miami will do battle September 11, before Clemson and Auburn have their ACC grudge match September 18. The plan is to have a college football game on ESPN 3D "almost" every week of the season, with the last being the BCS National Championship game January 10. Announcements regarding NBA, college basketball and Winter X Games 15 scheduling are on deck, but this weekend it's all about the Summer X Games 16.

VIA: Engadget

ESPN 3D to Televise Eight Hours of X Games 16

After unveiling the standard college football schedule, ESPN has seen fit to reveal the first three of the 13 games it plans to broadcast in 3D this season. Boise State will face Virginia Tech on September 6, a Monday night, while Ohio State and Miami will do battle September 11, before Clemson and Auburn have their ACC grudge match September 18. The plan is to have a college football game on ESPN 3D "almost" every week of the season, with the last being the BCS National Championship game January 10. Announcements regarding NBA, college basketball and Winter X Games 15 scheduling are on deck, but this weekend it's all about the Summer X Games 16.

ESPN 3D to Televise Eight Hours of X Games 16

ESPN 3D will feature eight hours of X Games 16 action from the Los Angeles Coliseum on Thursday, July 29, from 8-11 p.m. ET, and on Saturday, July 31, from 7 p.m.-midnight. Events to be featured include men's and women's Super X racing, Moto X Freestyle, Big Air skateboard competition, Rally Car, Super Rally Car and BMX Big Air.

ESPN 3D X Games 16 production details:

  • ESPN 3D will utilize 14 native 3D cameras to capture action at the Los Angeles Coliseum;
  • The 3D Mega Mo camera, an ultra slo-mo camera that debuted at the Home Run Derby, will be utilized;
  • Coverage will include the first live use of wireless (RF) 3D cameras, one of which will be an in-car camera used during Rally Car competition;
  • One pole camera will be placed near the skate/BMX mega ramp;
  • ESPN 3D will be hosted by Keir Dillon, a veteran X Games announcer and two-time Winter X Games snowboard superpipe medalist
VIA: Engadget

Don't miss the world's most watched event - in 3D

world cup

If you have a DirectTV HD package with a DVR, your box will automatically get upgraded to display the new ESPN 3D channel. All you need is an HDMI v1.4 cable from your box to your 3D ready TV (with glasses) or through a 3D ready receiver to receive the World Cup in 3D. This channel will launch June 11th and will be no additional cost to subscribers of ESPN HD. First match is South Africa vs. Mexico and here are some of the other games that will be coming. All will be in 3D.

  • Friday, June 11, 9:30 a.m. South Africa vs. Mexico
  • Saturday, June 12, 9:30 a.m. Argentina vs. Nigeria
  • Sunday, June 13, 2:00 p.m. Germany vs. Australia
  • Monday, June 14, 7:00 a.m. Netherlands vs. Denmark
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2:00 p.m. Brazil vs. North Korea
  • Wednesday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. Spain vs. Switzerland
  • Thursday, June 17, 7:00 a.m. Argentina vs. South Korea
  • Friday, June 18, 9:30 a.m. Slovenia vs. USA
  • Saturday, June 19, 7:00 a.m. Netherlands vs. Japan
  • Sunday, June 20, 2:00 p.m. Brazil vs. Ivory Coast
  • Monday, June 21, 2:00 p.m. Spain vs. Honduras
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2:00 p.m. Nigeria vs. South Korea
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2:00 p.m. Ghana vs. Germany
  • Thursday, June 24, 9:30 a.m. Slovakia vs. Italy
  • Friday, June 25, 9:30 a.m. Portugal vs. Brazil
  • Sunday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. Match 52
  • Monday, June 28, 9:30 a.m. Match 53
  • Monday, June 28, 2:00 p.m. Match 54
  • Friday, July 2, 2:00 p.m. Match 58
  • Saturday, July 3, 9:30 a.m. Match 59
  • Saturday, July 3, 2:00 p.m. Match 60
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2:00 p.m. Match 61
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2:00 p.m. Match 62
  • Saturday, July 10, 2:00 p.m. Match 63
  • Sunday, July 11, 2:00 p.m. Match 64

Sony, Discovery and IMAX Partnership

Sony, as a part of a joint venture with Discovery Communications and IMAX will produce a new 24-hour 3D TV channel to bring HD 3D content to 3D TV sets.

Tom Cosgrove, Discovery Channel's COO/executive VP, will direct the new venture.

Sony said the as-yet-unnamed 24-hour 3D channel will launch in January, carrying a mix of movies, documentaries and children's programming.

News of the new channel follows announcements by ESPN that it will provide 25 out of 100, 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer in 3D, starting Friday on ESPN3D. Sony said it will be a sponsor of those broadcasts.

So far, AT&T U-verse, Comcast and DirecTV have said they will carry ESPN's 3D coverage of the World Cup Games.


James Cameron convinces NASA to use 3D camera on next Mars mission

What do you do once you've broken your own record for the world's highest-grossing picture film? Well, you go offworld, of course. James Cameron, in his infinite benevolence and multidimensional wisdom, has convinced NASA bigwigs not to forgo the inclusion of a high-res 3D camera on the Curiosity (aka Mars Science Laboratory) rover, which is set to depart for the red planet in 2011. Budget overruns had led to the scrapping of the autostereoscopic idea, but the director-man -- who has been involved with this project for a good few years now -- felt the results of the mission would be far more engaging if people could see them in 3D. Hey, if he can make us watch the Blue Man Group reenactment of Fern Gully, don't bet on Cameron failing to make extraterrestrial rubble interesting with his 3D voodoo.

VIA: Engadget
Source: CBS News

Movies

Movie studios are embracing the 3D revolution and Blu-ray 3D movies offer the highest quality of video content available for your home entertainment experience.

Monsters vs. Aliens
(Now Available)
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
(Now Available)
Avatar
(Nov 2010)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
(rumored in 2010)
A Christmas Carol
(Winter 2010)
Toy Story 3 in 3D
(rumored in 2011)
Coraline
(Now Available)
Monster House
(September 14, 2010)
Grand Canyon Adventure
(October 26, 2010)
Bolt
(Fall, 2010)
Alice in Wonderland
(Fall, 2010)

Television

The groundwork is starting to be laid by several networks to launch 3D channels in 2010.

3D Channels:


(June 2010)


(2011)


(2010)

3D Events:


(June 2010)

Gaming

3D is well positioned to become the new state of the art for video games. -- there is great sense of interactive depth. Consoles are becoming available and games are coming soon.

Consoles:


  • 3D-enabled Nintendo handheld console
    (Winter 2010)

  • Sony Playstation 3, 3D firmware update
    (June 2010)

  • Already 3D Capable

Films

When it comes to 3D films in theaters, the options are unlimited. Throughout 2010 and 2011 dozens of new movies will hitting the silver screen in 3D -- don't miss out on these amazing movies!

Movies in 3D for 2010 and beyond:

SanctumFall 2010
Moomins and the Comet ChaseFall 2010
Alice in WonderlandMar 5, 2010
Hubble 3DMar 19, 2010
How to Train Your DragonMar 26, 2010
Clash of the TitansApril 1, 2010
Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3DApril 21, 2010
Shrek Forever AfterMay 21, 2010
Toy Story 3June 18, 2010
Despicable MeJuly 9, 2010
Cats & Dogs: the Revenge of Kitty GaloreJuly 30, 2010
Step Up 3DAug 6, 2010
Piranha 3-DAug 27, 2010
Legend of the GuardiansSept 24, 2010
Alpha and OmegaOct 1, 2010
Jackass 3DOct 15, 2010
Saw VIIOct 22, 2010
MegaMindNov 5, 2010
TangledNov 12, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Nov 19, 2010
Tron LegacyDec 17, 2010
Yogi BearDec 17, 2010
XXX: the Return of Xander Cage2011
A Monster in Paris2011
Beauty and the Beast2011
Resident Evil: AfterlifeJan 14, 2011
The Cabin in the WoodsJan 14, 2011
PriestJan 14, 2011
Drive AngryFeb 11, 2011
Sucker Punch!Mar 25, 2011
RioApril 8, 2011
Kung Fu Panda: the Kaboom of DoomJune 3, 2011
The Green LanternJune 17, 2011
Cars 2June 24, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2July 15, 2011
Smurfs 3DAug 3, 2011
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the WorldAug 19, 2011
Puss in BootsNov 4, 2011
Arthur ChristmasNov 11, 2011
Happy Feet 2 in 3DNov 18, 2011
Bear and the BowDec 2011
The Invention of Hugo CabretDec 9, 2011
Alvin and the Chipmunks 3DDec 16, 2011
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the UnicornDec 23, 2011
Godzilla2012
NewtSummer 2012
Stretch Armstrong2012
Hotel TransylvaniaFeb 17, 2012
The CroodsMar 30, 2012
Madagascar 3May 18, 2012
Untitled Spider-man RebootJuly 3, 2012
The GuardiansNov 2, 2012
Information from www.film-releases.com
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