In the autumn of last year, George Lucas said that re-released in theaters whole saga "Star Wars" in 3D. Movies will go in chronological order. The "Phantom Menace" will be shown in the U.S. since February 10. Meanwhile, the director explained that 3D would be different from the others converted pictures.
"We have long talked about the release of "Star Wars" in 3D format, - says Lucas. - 15 years ago we moved to 3D fragment of one of the film and showed it to the association of theater owners. With me then were Jim Cameron and Bob Zemeckis. Then I tried to explain the cinemas that they need to put digital projectors. Jim wanted to make "Avatar", and Bob has developed his film about the train. We were all ready to work with 3D, but we needed the theater, where we can show such movies, so we have been working hard".
Cinema began installing digital projectors in 2005. One of the first experimental releases in 3D animation studio was Disney "Chicken Little". It was shown in 3D format, but not earned success at the box office.
By mid-2006, 400 cinemas in the U.S. set a figure. Today in the world, there are over 36,000 rooms with digital projectors.
"When I first saw the test piece, I realized that convert a movie in 3D can be easy - continues the director. - However, it must be translated into this format the whole entire movie, and here we are faced with some difficulties. The fact that this is an incredibly creative process, and I needed to find for this work rather creative people. So we spent a lot of time teaching professionals, who could step conversion. They were willing to 3-4 years ago. My company Industrial Light & Magic had to do the supervising of the project to transform "Star Wars" in 3D. There are well aware what are the problems encountered during conversion. The fact is that people, who are engaged in, often have no idea looks like a movie set, where are the actors - and this is one of the main problems. And our people were on set and everyone knows. "
Lucas insists that his team is able to transform the film in 3D, as if it was originally filmed in this format. As we know, the pictures transferred to the stereo, suffer many problems. A lot of criticism expressed towards the "Clash of the Titans" and "Last Airbender".
"There are two types of 3D, - says the director. - One of them drags you into the screen and the other a more traditional style. I call it the effect of 3D - this is when the screen in the hall as if popping up all sorts of things. I do not really believe in poking objects into face the viewer. In my view, 3D view should be greater than watching a movie in its original format. And in general it is a transition from black and white film to color: watch it more interesting, much more pleasant experience. And just that you will get from the new "Star Wars"".