‘Sanctum’, a new 3D movie by executive producer James Cameron, is scheduled to be released next month and has piqued the interest of many. The movie employs state-of-the-art 3D technology allowing movie goers a better and more enthralling experience. It gives them greater immersion into the film, and also helps them almost “feel” the sensations of the environment; in this case being underwater while facing a number of difficulties while submerged.
James Cameron developed this technology during the filming of ‘Avatar’. The Fusion Camera System, developed by both Cameron and Vince Pace, is probably one of the most intricate and sophisticated system ever invented. Initially presented at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention and trade show in 2007, Cameron had used it previously on two documentaries: ‘Ghosts of the Abyss’ and ‘Aliens of the Deep’. This camera system contains two Sony HDC-F950 HD cameras used together to successfully create stereoscopic 3D images. Basically, it allows Cameron to see the action being recorded by multiple sensors and cameras. And then once recording is finished he could go back and reshoot the action from a different perspective, even if the actors had left for the day.
Since its debut, the fusion camera system has started becoming increasingly popular and is starting to be seen in other movies such as ‘Transformers 3’, ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ and now ‘Sanctum’ to name a few. This technique is perfect for filming in extreme situations and helps to bring audiences to a greater level of captivation and immersion. Because of this technology, Sanctum viewers may feel as though they themselves are exploring the deepest reaches of underwater caverns and cliffs.
‘Sanctum’ is scheduled to be released February 4, 2011. Please visit http://www.sanctummovie.com/ for more information.