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Andrew Csirmaz
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Dear Café addicts,

I am fortunate enough, to have the opportunity of shooting a DVD in 3D. As far as I know, nobody has ever done such a project before, and I would like to know, if you would be interested in buying a 3D instructional DVD instead of a 2D one. Of course the DVD will be available in 2D too, so you'll have the opportunity of choosing this version, but I'd love to do a 3D version too, so those who have the necessary TV at home, can enjoy the 3D extravaganza Smile

Every input is much appreciated, so please don't hold your opinion back Smile

Thank you!
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Film in 3D already give me headeache, so for me the answer is no thank you -)
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Yeah, I don't really see any advantage to shooting an instructional magic video in 3-D. Don't see how it would enhance learning.
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It would be funny.
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On 2012-06-21 09:15, Cameron Francis wrote:
Yeah, I don't really see any advantage to shooting an instructional magic video in 3-D. Don't see how it would enhance learning.


I think the main reason for shooting in 3D would be the aesthetic aspect. The location is stunning in my opinion, and besides being a learning tool, it would also be a curiosity. But who knows, for some maybe seeing a move done in 3D helps better understanding it. Since nobody did it before, we can't know for sure Smile
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Personally I wouldn't buy it in 3D. I'm sure there are some people that would, but very few have 3D TV's right now so not many could watch it in 3D.
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**** no.

A novelty, but one that would be annoying and distracting, and hard on the eyes, making learning more difficult.
Although you could have fun with it.
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On 2012-06-21 09:43, gdw wrote:
**** no.

A novelty, but one that would be annoying and distracting, and hard on the eyes, making learning more difficult.
Although you could have fun with it.


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Yes, but as I said, it would likely take away too much from the main purpose of such a DVD, the teaching. Have you considered 3D segments? "Put your glasses on now" type of thing? Maybe just the performances. You could also make the 2D version have optional red-green style 3D with provided glasses.
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Doesn't it depend on the content? Are you going to be throwing things at the person learning. I thought the whole idea of 3D was feature of objects, hands, and such coming at the person.

Go ahead and spend your time making one for your own enjoyment. If then you stand up and scream and duck at it, then go from there.

Personally, I have eye astigmatism, so 3D does not work for me.
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On 2012-06-21 11:13, gdw wrote:
Have you considered 3D segments? "Put your glasses on now" type of thing? Maybe just the performances.


Definitely! I don't know much about the technical aspect of such a project yet, but those who'll shoot it do. So now I'll do my much needed homework and learn a lot about 3D Smile If it is possible to mix the teaching part in 2D with the performances in 3D, then I'll consider doing that as well. You have to know, that this project is at a very early stage, but I'm curious, what you think about it, so here I am, asking. Smile
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I am one of the 16 people who own a 3D TV. Smile
When I first got it, I watched a full movie, Avatar, in 3 sittings, as it is hard on the noggin.

Now I only engage the 3D mode when people are over and say "oh, you have a 3D TV, what's that like?"
Then I give them a 5 minute demo (Avatar) and we move on to other stuff.
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I have a 3d tv and love it. It doesn't give me any negative side effects but I don't think it would be cool watching a magic video in 3d since the main effects of 3d images happen for things flying/popping/shooting out of the screen. Just my .02 but good luck!
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No!
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On 2012-06-21 12:30, Martino wrote:
No!


Wow, that was brief Smile May I know why not?
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I own a 3D TV too and I would love it!
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On 2012-06-21 11:31, wmhegbli wrote:
Doesn't it depend on the content? Are you going to be throwing things at the person learning. I thought the whole idea of 3D was feature of objects, hands, and such coming at the person.

Go ahead and spend your time making one for your own enjoyment. If then you stand up and scream and duck at it, then go from there.

Personally, I have eye astigmatism, so 3D does not work for me.


That's certainly not the best use of 3D. That's like learning lapping, and then doing every single effect in your act via lapping. That's not to say there aren't those who can make an incredible act doing something like that, but the likes of Slydini are rare.

3D can be used to better immerse the audience in a movie, among other things. It's a tool, like any other.
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Do it. Sometimes being the very first is worth a nickel.

Bragging rights, and all that.

Go for it.
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On 2012-06-21 13:13, gdw wrote:
3D can be used to better immerse the audience in a movie, among other things. It's a tool, like any other.


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On 2012-06-21 14:17, Tom Jorgenson wrote:
Do it. Sometimes being the very first is worth a nickel.

Bragging rights, and all that.

Go for it.


These sound quite cool Smile A few more encouraging comments and I will go for it for sure, even though it still feels risky.
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I like GDW's idea of having 3D "segments," such as the performances.

Alternately, if there's enough space on the DVD, maybe you could include identical content in both 2D and 3D formats, as selected via the menu. If there isn't enough room on a single disc, then maybe put two discs in the box, one in each format.

If you sell the the 2D and 3D discs separately, you may find you have unsold inventory of one or the other. It would be hard to guess how many to print of each, I'd imagine, since this project is a bit of a first. Really doubt that anyone other than die-hard collectors would purchase both.

Assuming this will be viewable on a regular HDTV with special lenses, it would be nice to have two sets of lenses in the box, in case one gets lost/worn out/destroyed, etc.
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