Recent Work – Kylie – Aphrodite, Les Folies (3D and 2D)
Client: Blink TV / Sky
Directors: Marcus Viner and William Baker
Producer: Tom Colbourne
Edit: Reg Wrench and James Collett
Stereo 3D grade / Online: Ross Copeland
Audio: Toby Alington, Riverside Studios
Preditors were pleased to be chosen to carry out the post production on Kylie Aphrodite – Les Folies in 3D and 2D for Sky TV and Cinema.
Blink TV filmed the event over two nights at London’s O2 arena on the 11th and 12th April to give a total of 12 3D camera rigs. Additional 2D cameras were used to supplement the 2D edit.
Reg Wrench and James Collett edited both the 3D and 2D versions in Final Cut Pro and the finishing was done in our SGO Mistika suite by stereographer Ross Copeland.
The workflow was seamless, the media being digitised into our Final Cut system from Sony 5800 Hdcam SRs and processed for 3D offline editing. We were able to view 9 angles running in multiclip in 3D, which is essential when cutting a 3D production. We were able to have multiple suites editing the 3D multicam footage which we were then able to switch over to 2D using the 3D edit as a base for the 2D cut. We were surprised to find how different the 2D edit ended up being, again pointing out the need for offline editing with 3D monitoring.
“The style of cutting becomes very different in 3D” says Reg, “it’s far more about viewing the show as an observer and the edit has to not get in the way of that experience… shots are held for much longer and angles that would have no impact in 2D become outstanding shots in 3D.”
The Kylie tour was the perfect vehicle for a 3D concert experience, the show itself is spectacular and the stage was just made for showing off the choreography and the Kylie experience in 3D.
“When we came to start the 2D edit we thought we’d be disappointed after the spectacle of 3D” says James, “In fact the 2D edit was just as exciting as the 3D as both gave a completely different viewing experience. The 2d edit becomes more a part of the music and rhythm of the piece to provide something in addition to the show itself. It was great to really see how differently 3D and 2D work with music based content.”
The show was directed by Marcus Viner and Kylie’s creative director William Baker and was shown on Sky 3D, Sky One and cinemas across the UK on Sunday 19th June.
With all the different distribution outlets in 2D and 3D five different master versions had to be created. Convergence had to be adjusted for the Cinema versions from the Tv versions and cutdowns had to maintain all convergence and grade settings throughout the process. Mistika’s new ability to relink back to renders with all adjustable parameters intact made the versioning an easy task for stereographer Ross Copeland as masters went back into offline for cutdowns before returning to Mistika for finishing.
Blink and Marcus Viner did an amazing job in capturing the show getting great coverage in both 3D and 2D.
Preditors also had the pleasure of working with Will Baker and Blink in the early stages of the show, editing content for the screens which were an integral part of the stage show. The post production all went to schedule and on budget and it is a job we are all very proud of. Catch it in both 3D and 2D if you get the chance…