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    Article featuring two of our new projects, Experience the Smokies: 3 Cities in 3D & Sevierville in 3D from the December 2010 issue of Post Magazine. http://digital.copcomm.com

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    Cover story article on our new project 3 Cities in 3D that will be broadcast on WealthTV. The article is in the October 2010 issue of HD Video Pro, a nationwide magazine. http://www.hdvideopro.com/

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Post Magazine

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Article featuring two of our new projects, Experience the Smokies: 3 Cities in 3D & Sevierville in 3D from the December 2010 issue of Post Magazine. http://digital.copcomm.com

An HD pioneer, Randall P. Dark is a writer, director and producer in the entertainment industry. Most recently he produced and directed two stereo 3D documentaries, Three Cities in 3D and Sevierville in 3D, and directed an HD documentary shot in the Dominican Republic, Makarios: A Rising Tide. 

rpd.pngRANDALL P. DARK
President/CEO
Randall Dark Productions
Austin,TX
STRENGTHS: “Stereo 3D’s obvious strength is in the virtual camera in fictional storytelling. Disney, DreamWorks and Pixar have mastered the math in conveying an emotional journey using the techniques and technology of 3D — they’ve done a spectacular job in defining that art form.
“Historically, 3D has been heavy on gimmick and light on story- telling. Animation companies are traditional storytellers who happen to be animators. Look at Toy Story 3, which had a great story, the Shrek films, How To Train Your Dragon, which had wonderfully-rich characters. The 3D shots in Megamind are brilliantly conceived. [Animators have] gotten rid of the one-trick pony aspect of 3D and have focused on the story so they are able to create compelling 3D images that enhance the story.”


WEAKNESSES: “There’s an incredible amount to learn about non-animated 3D. There are good examples of 3D out there and a lot of really bad 3D. This causes people to question whether 3D is viable for non-animated, fictional storytelling. When    you’re    telling    a live-action story with actors and present images in a way that seems artificial, you detach viewers from the storyline.”


sevierville3d-train.pngOPPORTUNITIES: “I think there are huge opportunities in theatrical 3D and 3D for special events. That scale and environment are more conducive to 3D viewing than the home based on screen size and display technologies.
“I also see opportunities in non-traditional venues — point-of- purchase environments, museums and tourist centers — especially once 3D TVs come out that don’t require any eyewear.”


THREATS: “A certain number of people cannot see 3D, do not like 3D, or find that it causes eyestrain, irritation and headaches. You have to take a serious look at that, especially before you can expect major penetration in the home environment. It’s a lot harder to tell a compelling story in 3D because of the physics involved.”


OUTLOOK ON 2011: “2011 will be a banner year for 3D theatrical releases; that’s a trend that will continue for several years. But there are a number of unanswered questions about 3D for home entertainment: the impact of prolonged use of active eyewear — how do you sustain the intensity for viewers during a four-hour 3D

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