The “debate” over 3D has become a polarized polemic, a one-dimensional (sorry) and mind numbingly boring exchange of “3D sucks” “no you suck” back and forths. It gives “film vs. digital” a good run for the title of “discussion I’d most rather chew my own foot off than get sucked into on twitter.” So why am I writing about it? Because even as the debate has (sorry again) flattened, my feelings about stereoscopic photography have grown more complex and nuanced. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. I’m hardly an expert on the topic, technically or otherwise, but I’m setting down my current thoughts just to get them in order, and posting them for anyone who’s interested. If even one foot chewing incident is prevented or delayed, I’ll be happy.
Wonderful train of thought on the love/hate relationship a lot of us have with 3D. It articulates the artists vision of why 3D could be a superior medium. I still hate 3D (as I chew my foot off) but can’t deny that it is a stepping stone towards something that really excites me: a true immersive fictional experience. Not just a little token depth.