Lightspeed’s stereoscopic 3D production pipeline benefits from advanced filmmaking technologies that have been developed and honed in-house over the past twenty-one years producing stereo 3D content. DepthQ® Stereoscopic is a mature, live-action 3D filmmaking process that maximizes creativity, efficiency and accuracy from acquisition through post. Combined with our knowledge and experience in 3D film-making, it allows us to produce comfortable, visually impactful, cost-effective, GREAT 3D!
Lightspeed has provided content for some of the world’s most image-conscious clients. Our 3D productions have also been seen by millions through museum theaters and a world exposition. Behind the scenes, Lightspeed has developed unique proprietary methods for digital 3D filmmaking, and Lightspeed’s DepthQ® Player software is being used by Disney Imagineering, SimEx-Iwerks, and DNA Productions in the creation of their own 3D content.
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Da-Lite 3D Mash-Up 2011 Film Production
The Da-Lite® 3D Mash-Up video is a 4˝ minute high-energy, quick-cut visual feast of stereoscopic artistry and innovative spirit set to a driving beat. Sponsored by the Da-Lite® Screen Company and Produced by Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ®, this 3D journey is comprised of 28 clips from the works of Lightspeed and 18 other leading stereoscopic artists representing 11 countries around the world.
The 3D content, both live action and CGI, represents an incredibly wide range of stereoscopic applications including entertainment, music videos, advertising, sports, engineering, astronomy, medical imaging and biology. Lightspeed created both live-action as well as CGI content for the piece.
Put on your anaglyph 3D glasses and enjoy the ride below, or for even higher quality, you can experience it on your 3D monitor or TV from NVIDIA's 3D Vision Live website!
3D Aquarium 2011 Film Production
Lightspeed Design, in conjunction with TOPICS Entertainment produced a 70 minute 3D Blu-Ray for home 3D televisions, featuring six different salt water reef tanks with over 220 different species of fish, anemones, clams, crab, shrimp and corals.
TOPICS, a leading publisher of educational, reference, language-learning software and multimedia products, approached Lightspeed about expanding their catalog of contemplative 'HD Moods' videos into stereoscopic 3D Blu-Ray. These videos are designed to be cutting-edge-quality and stunning to look at, but purposefully slow-paced, soothing escapes from the frenetic bombardment of today's 'normal' workdays.
The tanks were designed and art-directed throughout a week of preparations, with key fish flown in specifically for the shoot. The scenes were filmed using the DepthQ® Stereoscopic 3D rig outfitted with two RED ONE 4K digital cinema cameras, and were both captured & mastered at 4096x2304 resolution to create the 6 different chapters. Stereography was carefully calculated to maximize the depth specifically for the home television experience. The resulting crystal clear, ultra sharp imagery combined with deep, comfortable, non-'gimmicky' 3D create a unique home experience that is beautiful and compelling.
This 3 minute highlite of the 70 minute 3D Blu-ray is a visual prelude to your immersion in an amazing, colorful aquatic world of beauty. The complete 70 minute 3D Blu-ray is available on Amazon. Relax, unwind, and enjoy in anaglyph 3D below. For even higher quality, you can experience it on your 3D monitor or TV from NVIDIA's 3D Vision Live website.
Mercedes 3D 2010 Behind-the-Scenes: 3D Film Production
Lightspeed's VP of Technology Kirk Melby readies the DepthQ® Stereoscopic Rig for a live 4K resolution shoot of the Mercedes 2010 SLS AMG in action.
Director Bob Mueller blocks out a close-up shot of the Mercedes 2010 SLS AMG.
Outfitted with dual Red Ones, the DepthQ® Stereoscopic Rig captures the Mercedes 2010 E-Class Cabriolet as it arrives at Bacara Resort's eye-catching courtyard fountain.
Mercedes 3D Credits
Released: April 2010
Advertiser: Mercedes-Benz USA
Project name: Mercedes 3D: Featuring SLS AMG, S400 Hybrid, E550
Agency: Dimensional Communications, Inc.
Producer: Lightspeed Design, Inc.
Description: Stereoscopic 3D Event Marketing Film
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Jack Daniels 3D 2010 Behind-the-Scenes: 3D Film Production
Lightspeed's Senior Technology Manager Dan Lawrence and VP of Technology Kirk Melby prepare the DepthQ® Stereoscopic Rig for a 3D shoot at Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
The Lightspeed crew captures Master Distiller Jeff Arnett in 3D as he evaluates the alcohol content of whiskey flowing from an active copper still by evaporating it between his hands - an authentic, time-honored technique passed on from the Master Distiller before him.
Kirk Melby adjusts the DepthQ® Stereoscopic Rig before a long dolly shot along the clear, iron-free water flowing from Jack's limestone cave stream - the ultimate source of every drop of Jack Daniel Whiskey ever bottled.
DepthQ® captures Master Taster Jeff Norman using an old manual hand drill to sample the contents of a candidate barrel of Single-Barrel whiskey on the seventh floor of this all-wooden warehouse. Less than half of 1 percent of all Jack Daniel's whiskey earns the distinction of being labeled "Single Barrel Whiskey".
Jack Daniels Credits
Released: July 2010
Project name: Jack Daniels 3D
Agency: Arnold Worldwide
Stereoscopic Filming: Lightspeed Design, Inc.
Description: Stereoscopic 3D Event Marketing Film