|The method described for photography can also be applied to 3D film and video production. As with photography it is the creative use of the limited 3D effect that is important. 3D displays can reproduce only a small depth range, in the same way they can produce just a limited range of brightness. The skill of 3D filming is to catch the scene and replay it convincingly in this limited range.|
We are developing some algorithms that can help control 3D film cameras and you can find more informatiion about our research in this academic paper:
"Evaluating methods for controlling depth perception in stereoscopic cinematography", G. Sun and N.S. Holliman , Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XX, Proceedings of SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging, SPIE Vol.7237, January 2009, pdf.
In addition you can find a growing collection of free video tutorials on 3D filming, for example here are some great introductions to 3D filming from the charitable group Renaissance Now:
Ultimate 3D Tutorial: Part 1
Ultimate 3D Tutorial: Part 2a