nition worked with director Michael Lindsay to shoot a beautifully art directed promotional film detailing De Beers most dramatic pieces. The 3D film was to be displayed on a lenticular screens at their flagship stores in London, New York and Tokyo, which do not require glasses to view in 3D.
Inition provided stereoscopic expertise for the shoot and throughout post-production on what was a technically challenging 3D workflow requiring 8 individual camera views (rather than the standard left/right for ‘normal’ stereoscopic 3D) to allow deployment on Alioscopy glasses-free screens, supplied and configured by Inition.
Post production for auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) live action films is a complex business, requiring effectively 8 separate timelines, each from a slightly different perspective. Retouching and rig removal are a particular challenge.
100,000 people stopped and viewed the screen in the first four days of launch. The significant PR exposure that resulted helped lift perceptions of De Beers above those of being a typical jeweller and into the realms of innovative thinkers engaging their consumers with originality and creativity. The film has been previewed in New York and London and China.
“We are delighted with the quality of the production and the ability of the Alioscopy screens to stop people in their tracks. Feedback from Japan has been amazing. The campaign has generated a lot of interest and intrigue into the appearance of the diamonds in 3D and also into the technology that makes it possible.” said Robert Cheng, De Beers Marketing Director