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Exploring 3D by Carolyn Giardina, Adrian Pennington

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DOCUMENTARIES: REAL WORLD IMMERSION

As the first 3DTV channels came on stream in 2010, stereo production was extended beyond feature films. The documentary genre—already used in IMAX theaters—began to gain new interest as programming for the small screen, and within that the subgenre of natural history, proved most immediately applicable.

Science (space) and nature subjects (from the Antarctic to the Atlantic Ocean) have long been a staple for IMAX screens where larger than life environments seemed to benefit from larger than life audio-visual presentation.

On TV, natural history documentaries have always appealed since they promise to reveal an understanding of landscapes and geographies, and a view of human and animal life that is impractical ...

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