Legend 3D Provides 3D Conversion for 2012 Best Visual Effects Oscar Nominees

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Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Legend 3D was a primary 2D-to-3D conversion partner for two of the films honored in the 2012 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects category. Legend 3D was selected as the sole conversion partner to seamlessly convert invaluable vintage scenes for Martin Scorsese's stereoscopic debut film Hugo and also worked with Michael Bay to enhance the storytelling for more than 75 minutes of live-action scenes in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Scorsese says It was crucial for us to include actual footage from Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon and The Merry Frolics of Satan in our film.  We relied on Legend 3D's conversion expertise to bring these beautiful images to life in 3D. Hugo required 2D-to-3D conversion for a variety of vintage 2D material across three key sequences in the film. Legend3D restored colorized and converted to 3D the key historical and renowned footage from Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon and The Merry Frolics of Satan as well as new footage of Ben Kingsley in his role as Melies. Transformers: Dark of the Moon included live-capture and converted 3D content. Dr. Barry Sandrew founder CCO and CTO of Legend 3D says It is an honor to know that the contributions of our skilled stereographers and stereo artists at Legend3D resulted in the creation of dynamic 3D scenes that allowed the Oscar nominated VFX teams to fully embrace this medium and immerse moviegoers in the on-screen action. Having the Academy recognize the superior visual effects of these nominated films only further solidifies the vital role conversion plays in augmenting the caliber of today's 3D projects. Legend 3D www.Legend3D.com