Oct 14, 2011
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This is because our brains put the two binocular images together into one. When a scene is filmed through binoculars, they use two cameras, one for each side. So far, nobody has come up with a process to put the two images together on film to look like what we see in our brains.
Lord of the Rings was going to pioneer a new method for putting the images together, but the scene got canceled since fans of the book objected to Gandalf having a pair of binoculars.
Yes, but the camera is not actually looking through binoculars. The scene is filmed through a normal lens, and then the “binocular effect” is added in post-production to give the illusion that you’re looking through binoculars. Except it doesn’t look like how looking through binoculars actually looks.
Nobody? Why then do we have 3DTVs and 3D glasses? We do indeed have the technology to do it and the methodology is pretty simple- use two cameras.
In the movie “Rear Window” Hitchcock gets it right.
that’s because Hitchcock was a genius who knew that the devil was in the details…
Thank you so much for posting this. Every time that happens in a movie I get really annoyed because that’s not how it looks.
No, Hitchcock does not get it right. Because in Rear Window he does not look through a pair of binoculars. But through a stills camera with a zoom lens.
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