S3D Studio – program

The activities of the studio will focus on research on three fundamental directions of Stereoscopic 3D – technical, artistic and “perceptual”. A total of 15 research labs (sessions) are planned: 5 sessions per year starting in 2020. Each session will focus on one selected issue related to stop-motion stereoscopic film production, including:

  • reflecting objects in the context of different scales;
  • combining stop-motion shots with virtual sets;
  • acceleration of editing in stereoscopic films in the context of the pre-production process;
  • use of non-standard optics and distorting filters in stereoscopy, etc.

The plan for implementation of the task includes the successive development of shots, also comparative, specific laboratory tasks and creation of a multimedia part to the textbook on stereoscopy dedicated to stop-motion techniques. The mentioned handbook will be created as a result of editing research papers created within the laboratory, based on the previously mentioned experiments.

Due to the fact that we plan to open the workshop to other artistic circles focused on animation techniques, we intend, in parallel to research activities, to invite film teams, animation producers, and PhD students of film schools to cooperate. We want to support filmmakers so much that they create their works de facto in our studio. As a result of their work, we plan to develop specific issues of interest to us in the use of stereoscopy in their works for scientific publications.

The aim of the task is to develop standards for working with stereoscopic images in stop-motion productions and adapting them to the needs of dramatic narration in film works, and expand the possibilities of visual expression in S3D works. As part of the task, during the four years of the studio’s operation, approximately 15 short works-experiments will be created to explore further aspects of optimal stereoscopic work. We plan that despite the experimental and research character of these works, after editing, they will form a closed whole in the form of a short film, while remaining valuable didactic material for other schools and artists.

The scientific studies of the experiments created in the studio over the four years are to be the starting point for writing a textbook that will focus on the issues of stereoscopy dedicated to animated film. We plan to publish this textbook also in English.