We're back from Falmouth this morning, sad to say farewell to the team (Fabienne Tsaï, Pippa Best, Mary Davies, Estelle Car, François Garnier, Joséphine Derobe, Yann Apperry, Antoine Le Bos and Rory Summerley and of course the fellow CCFL participants.
In a combination of presentations, talks and screenings, we were able to share the work the teams produced over the year's lab including the 3D test shoots and 3D post sessions in Paris. Stefan Drössler presented his short theory of 3D film - which was not so short! We watched new innovative and historic works championing stereoscopic 3D over the years. We shared the progress we made and the things we learnt. It was great seeing the illustration designs and animation progress on Luis Briceno's Dome project which a team of Falmouth students have been working on under Kathy Nicholl's wing. We also got to hear from Jamie Stone and his Bournemouth team working on The Incredible Voyage Of Dulwich On Sea as well as Giil Taws's progress on his stereoscopic 3D project Tro Franche.
Josephine showed us three of the Cathedrals Of Culture films which were all shot in stereoscopic 3D - all astoundingly beautiful and immersive but one in particular stood out for us which was directed by Norwegian filmmaker Margreth Olin which was set inside the Oslo Opera House and featured some amazing dance sequences.
We also had the opportunity to watch Above Us All by Eugenie Jansen, an impressively realised experimental feature using 3D imagery and constantly roving 360° pans to tell the tale of a family shattered by the death of their mother. We heard talks by Eugenie and her partner and stereographer Kommer Kleijn, who explained in great detail the thought behind the idea and how they went about the film's execution. Really fascinating process and a beautiful film.