It’s been quite the fad nowadays, making waves in the film industry with its polarized 3D glasses, and high-end picture shows which boast of its perspective shots which are completely made for the three-dimensional aspect of the feature. 3D viewing has become a staple of the movie world.
3D films have started in the past as what you would call as 3D anaglyphs. It still works the same way nowadays; however, it used to be just green and red filters instead of (colorless polarized lenses), with the green sometimes replaced with cyan. If you would look back on the days you would go to carnivals or entertainment parks, there would be 3D shows you could watch with dinosaurs bursting out of the screen, people reaching out as if they were about to touch you, providing you the earliest form of three-dimensional anaglyph experience which wasn’t as prevalent in theatres back then. If you would remember the movie “Honey I Shrunk The Kids”, they released a ride called “Honey I Shrunk The Audience” for their Disney Themeparks back in 1994.
Now, ever since the success of movies such as James Cameron’s Avatar, 3D films have become a staple in movie houses. Big blockbuster films have an option to be digitized for a 3D experience, while other CGI (computer graphics interface) animated films adjust and modify their features to completely fit the 3D quality viewing.
One shouldn’t be surprised anymore when there would be a huge accumulation of 3D films in a theatre closest to your location. You may even consider watching a title this weekend, which provides an option whether you can enjoy it in the traditional film format, or in its glorious three-dimensional goodness. If you would ever consider watching a film in 3D format, here are some tips you would find helpful to make your experience a good one:
Ideal Theatres – Choose your theatres wisely. Find a theatre with good equipment and is known for showing films with exceptional quality. IMAX film houses are the best choice when it comes to watching 3D films.
Good Location – For people who astigmatism or other forms of eye conditions, you may want to consider choosing the ideal seats with a proper distance from the screen. IMAX and other theatres often have a screen which occupies an entire wall, providing you the best viewing experience when it comes to the movie. However, some people suffer from conditions which make them dizzy while watching three-dimensional-format movies, due to the combined “pop-out” effect and possible shaky cinematography some films may exhibit.
Turn off your phones – Of course make sure to turn off your business phone while watching. You wouldn’t want your phone service such as Ringcentral to be interrupting the show, catching the attention of your seatmates. Also, talking on mobile phones or even answering them is considered rude when it comes to film-watching etiquette, since the light from the phone and the noise you make may disturb your fellow movie-goers.
Foggy Glasses – Make sure to have a tissue or handkerchief ready. Most 3D glasses tend to fog up when in use, especially when your movie is more than the standard one and a half hour.
Enjoy yourself at the movies with these useful tips!