River Monsters 3D
Tonight is the Press preview of River Monsters 3D in New York
In danger of sounding hyperbolic, I think this is one of the 3D films of importance. What it delivers is what the original dream of 3D was... taking you to an exotic or unfamiliar place and making it more Real.
The River Monsters series is intrinsically suited to a stereo narrative.
Many of the 3D projects to date are intrinsically ‘unreal’ ... so the stereo illusion is partly wasted...when we know that what is presented to us cannot be real.
River Monsters is a ‘real’ journey… in as much as any film-making can be said to be so.
Jeremy Wade, the angler presenter, is pure authenticity, taking us on a journey to a dusty, waterlogged, exotic place. The volume and texture that the 3D achieves, serves to confirm to the audience this reality.
The stereo beautifully evokes the volume of the Okovango's dark water as Jeremy uncovers the mystery beneath its surface. The unique texture of the Okovango is equally seductive ...ragged clothing, fish scales, slime, sweat and dust caked skin.
That its almost entirely hand held is perfect...as it becomes an experiential journey for the audience.
They travel with Jeremy, looking over his shoulder at this mysterious place.
Conceptually this is the dream of 3D.
Great to have been part of the fantastic team that made this film happen!