Published on July 18th, 2011 | by simeon3
Spy Kids 4D and Piranha 3DD are Converted 3D After All.
Just got this Comic-Con press release which confirms that piranha 3DD and Spy Kids 4D will be converted to 3D rather than filmed in 3D as had been reported earlier. Previous reports had the films as shot with the Fusion 3D system for a true 3D experience. As many readers and listeners known. I am very against 3D conversion as it produces an inferior products. I challange anyone to show me a modern converted 3D film that produced a superior 3D experience to anything shot in 3D.
Hollywood and their greed will kill this technology if they keep passing of lab converted films as 3D.
Anyway, the release is as follows…
New York, NY, July 18, 2011 – Speedshape, a 3D visual effects company with an impressive commercial background is adding feature films to its repertoire. Speedshape’s first foray into the theatrical realm begins with Robert Rodriquez’s upcoming project, “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D,” with Speedshape 3D solely responsible for converting the entire film from 2D into high-quality 3D.
The move into features began when Frank Rainone, the newly appointed President of Speedshape’s 3D Film & Entertainment Division, was impressed with Speedshape’s ability to convert 2D into the highest quality 3D with efficiency and value. Equally valuable was the company’s unique pipeline design and conversion execution. With all of the company’s assets combined, it was obvious to both Frank and the co-founders of Speedshape, Tom Stone and Oivind Magnussen, that the next natural move for the company would be into the movie business.
“These are very exciting times,” said Rainone. “The 3D tool is just the beginning of amazing visual treats to come and Speedshape has all the talent and ingredients to flourish in this arena.”
Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman of the Weinstein Company & Head of Dimension Films is very pleased with the work being produced. “We’re very happy and think Speedshape is at the forefront of the 3D field and look forward to working with them in the future,” said Weinstein.
Dimension Films is scheduled to release “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D” on August 19th. Speedshape is currently completing all of the visual effects on Dimension’s “Piranha 3DD,” the sequel to last summer’s cult classic “Piranha 3D.” Following Piranha, Speedshape will embark on converting The Weinstein Company’s animated feature film “Escape From Planet Earth.”
With 3D technology moving fast and steady along with consumer demand for 3D content, Speedshape is perfectly positioned to move into all areas of the entertainment industry, including sporting events, streaming content, mobile devices, gaming and beyond.