Volume XL-5/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W5, 195-198, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W5-195-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W5, 195-198, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W5-195-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  09 Apr 2015

09 Apr 2015

FILMING UNDERWATER IN 3D RESPECTING STEREOGRAPHIC RULES

R. Rinaldi1 and H. Hordosch2 R. Rinaldi and H. Hordosch
  • 1Underwater Photography, Rome, Italy
  • 2Seacam – Cinema of Dreams, Voitsberg, Austria

Keywords: Underwater, Photography, Stereoscopic 3D

Abstract. After an experimental phase of many years, 3D filming is now effective and successful. Improvements are still possible, but the film industry achieved memorable success on 3D movie’s box offices due to the overall quality of its products. Special environments such as space ("Gravity") and the underwater realm look perfect to be reproduced in 3D. "Filming in space" was possible in "Gravity" using special effects and computer graphic. The underwater realm is still difficult to be handled. Underwater filming in 3D was not that easy and effective as filming in 2D, since not long ago. After almost 3 years of research, a French, Austrian and Italian team realized a perfect tool to film underwater, in 3D, without any constrains. This allows filmmakers to bring the audience deep inside an environment where they most probably will never have the chance to be.