UK Film Council holds masterclass on 3D


Mumbai: The UK Film Council has organized an expert masterclass for hundreds of filmmakers in a central London cinema to give them the low-down on the latest 3D technology, which is set to transform movie making.

The masterclass coincides with the release of U2 3D and will give film professionals and students the chance to learn about the challenges and opportunities of designing, filming editing and distributing a 3D film. In a unique opportunity, they will hear from U2 3D’s filmmakers – producers Jon Shapiro and John Modell, director Catherine Owens and visual effects supervisor David Franks.

UK Film Council head of distribution and exhibition Pete Buckingham said, “3D offers filmmakers the biggest opportunity since color was first introduced more than 100 years ago. We want to make sure that British filmmakers grab this opportunity with both hands and take full advantage of it—the demand for 3D films will be huge in the future and the UK should be a big part of it. U2 3D is in a class of its own and it’s fantastic that the filmmakers have agreed to share their experience of making this unique film with others.”