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3D Postproduction by Rick Baumgartner

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CHAPTER 8

What’s Next in 3D Postproduction

 

 

The conventional wisdom has always been that talkies evolved out of silent films, but sound actually grew up alongside silents. The initially half-witted hybrid thrived in spite of itself, expanding voraciously and choking off the more fragile strain. Talkies were not an evolution but a mutation, a different art form entirely…

—Scott Eyman, The Speed of Sound, Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution, 1926–1930

8.1 Overview

Less than 100 years have passed since the advent of talkies in the early part of the previous century. It may be helpful to compare Eyman’s view of the advent of recorded sound technology with the advent of digital 3D. Early practitioners and technologists of both talkies and ...

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