Spider-Man Movie Using 3ality’s New Wireless Handheld Beam Splitter Rig

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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Amazing Spider-Man directed by Marc Webb now in production from Columbia Pictures under the direction of Marc Webb Directed by Marc Webb the film is using 3ality Digital’s new TS-5 wireless and handheld beam splitter mirror rig. Award-winning cinematographer John Schwartzman the film’s director of photography chose the TS-5 because of its small size and the control it gives over the stereoscopic 3D image. Schwartzman and the production team held a series of tests using the TS-5 and found it could shoot in 3D but perform at the same speed as in 2D. Schwartzman says “We tested virtually every product on the market and chose 3ality Digital because we were impressed by the compact size of the TS-5. You don’t get the unwanted shadowing effects during shots which sometimes appear using other 3D rigs and the lens changes only take a few minutes. We wanted a rig that would not only deliver the best quality and performance but also one that wouldn’t delay the production so we have all the benefits of a S3D picture and we’re shooting to a 2D schedule”. This is the first feature film in production to utilize 3ality Digital’s intelligent integrated systems. Steve Schklair CEO and founder of 3ality Digital says “Our systems are designed to enable directors shooting in S3D creative freedom and pixel-perfect accuracy of images but with the same ease as 2D filming. It is fantastic that 3ality Digital’s rigs are being used for this year’s biggest movie productions.” “Marc Webb is set to take the Spider-Man movies in a new direction and shooting the picture in S3D will certainly add an exciting element ” Schklair says. “We’re looking forward to seeing the finished project as I’m sure millions of fans are around the world.” The Amazing Spider-Man is back on the big screen for the first time in 3D on July 3 2012.  The film stars Andrew Garfield Emma Stone Rhys Ifans Denis Leary Campbell Scott Irrfan Khan Martin Sheen and Sally Field.  The screenplay is by James Vanderbilt Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.  Laura Ziskin Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures.  The executive producers are Stan Lee Kevin Feige and Michael Grillo. 3ality Digital www.3alitydigital.com