You have probably seen the 3D version of Avatar in the cinemas. But have you also seen 3D movies with less impressive 3D picture quality? James Cameron, the creator of Avatar, is not very pleased with the many 3D conversion movies such Clash of the Titans and Alice in Wonderland, according to BBC.
James Cameron criticizes 3D converted movies
If you have seen some of the 3D movies in the cinemas you also know that not all are equally impressive in terms of 3D picture quality. And there’s a reason for that. Only very few movies have been recorded in 3D; most 3D movies have been recorded in 2D and converted to 3D in the studios.
Avatar has been recorded and edited in 3D, and the many Pixar/Disney animations have been animated in 3D. Movies such as Clash of the Titans, Alice in Wonderland and Saw 3D, on the other hand, are just typical 2D movies, converted to 3D in the studio.
James Cameron - the creator of Avatar is not particularly excited about these fake 3D movies. - "I maintain you can't do a good conversion of a two-hour movie with high quality in a few weeks like they tried to do with Clash of the Titans" James Cameron says.
James Cameron adds that some older movies can benefit from a 3D conversion but it requires significantly more dedication and work.
James Cameron’s Avatar has been filmed in 3D
Harry Potter in 3D shelved
The upcoming Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was originally planned in a 3D version a 3D conversion to be exact. But the production company has said that it cannot complete the 3D conversion in time for the 19 November premiere.
According to BCC, James Cameron says; - "My personal philosophy is that post conversion should be used for one thing and one thing only - which is to take library titles that are favorites that are proven, and convert them into 3D - whether it's Jaws or ET or Indiana Jones, Close Encounters... or Titanic."
James Cameron also said that the next Avatar movie in 3D will be released in December 2014 and the third movie, one year after that. Cameron concludes by saying that he believes 3D that doesn’t require 3D glasses will be available in 8-10 years.