3D magic to light up Lord Stanley’s game

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    3D magic to light up Lord Stanley’s game

    Post by wprager on Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:47 am

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/3d-magic-to-light-up-lord-stanleys-game/article1244076/


    Michael Lowe, the producer/director of Calgary’s LoweLife Productions,
    has teamed with Conversion Works – the innovative 3D conversion firm
    working with Cameron on his classic Terminator and Titanic films – to
    create a history of hockey that he hopes will blow the doors off
    anything seen by fans before. Lowe recently showed Usual Suspects
    samples of what to expect from the marriage of 3D and hockey. The
    results might be described as Gary Bettman’s happy dance.



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    Post by wprager on Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:49 am

    I just hope it doesn't look like what they did with Orr's falying game winner against the Blues in the HNIC opening montage. That's almost as bad as some of the Sims 3 "movies" my 12-year-old creates.


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    Re: 3D magic to light up Lord Stanley’s game

    Post by Guest on Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:03 pm

    "Where's the puck?"

    I can't fathom not being able to follow the puck while watching a hockey game. Seriously, how hard is it? Vertigo
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    Re: 3D magic to light up Lord Stanley’s game

    Post by wprager on Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:52 pm

    FireOnIce wrote:"Where's the puck?"

    I can't fathom not being able to follow the puck while watching a hockey game. Seriously, how hard is it? Vertigo

    Well, sometimes it is obscured from view by the boards or players. With true 3-D you could get around that by rotating the field of view to accommodate. You can't do that with just a camera.

    Imagine if they could use a bunch of cameras located all over an arena, transmit the image and then use holographic projection to literally project the game to your house, allowing you to rotate the game (remember "bullet time" from the original Matrix -- something like that but in real-time). Or as a first-cut, perhaps allow an away game to be "played" to a packed house in the team's home arena.

    Of course they couldn't charge the same money for the tickets, but you could potentially double your attendance. This is like the marketing guy who added "repeat if necessary" to the shampoo instructions and nearly doubled the company's sales overnight.


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