More details on Elfie Hopkins And The Gammons
Leading UK 3-D stereoscopic production company Vision3 announce their appointment as exclusive 3-D consultants and creative partners on Elfie Hopkins and The Gammons, the Size 9 production starring Jaime Winstone that we first told you about here.
The project is a landmark as the first British 3-D feature to involve an entirely UK based creative and technical team. Up until now, 3-D features filmed in the UK have relied on outsourcing from US or European based companies.
Size 9 Production’s decision is a crucial step in establishing 3-D film production in the UK. Axis Films will supply specialist camera equipment and On Sight will handle the post production and data lab process.
Vision3 was formed in late 2008 by Chris Parks, a stereographer of over 15 years, and Angus Cameron a Vfx veteran of nearly 50 features. Their 3-D experience includes involvement on films as diverse as Journey to the Centre of the Earth, the IMAX features Bugs! 3-D and Wings of Courage and 3-D project management for Peter Jackson.
During 2009 Vision3 has shot a range of 3-D projects using a variety of techniques including high speed photography, time-lapse, motion control, greenscreen and specialist snorkel photography. Recent projects include filming the world’s first full length 3-D ballet, Swan Lake, at the Royal Opera House and an ambitious 3-D promotion of Dubai’s new GBP2.5 billion Metro system to be presented in September to Sheik Mohammed, the Ruler of Dubai.
Ryan Andrews, director Elfie Hopkins and the Gammons: “Vision3 has installed huge confidence in me when it comes to 3-D film making. They have shown dedication to create a beautiful visual for the film and also a great understanding of how to enhance the story telling through 3-D. 3-D is basically another film making tool and Vision3 know how this exciting new technology can be used to engage an audience.”