Sunday, 5 December 2010

Latest Anaglyph images from Carnival of Souls 3D

Please note: These examples are in the inferior anaglyph format which displays some ghosting artifacts. The final version is in the superior side by side format which is better quality and should display no ghosting when viewed properly on a DLP, or other, 3D capable display.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Latest Anaglyph images from Carnival of Souls 3D

Please note: The final version will be in side by side format and viewable in various 3D outputs using StereoMovie Maker

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Carnival of Souls 3D Trailer (3D Conversion)

This test trailer uses the original trailer's audio but I have replaced the video with video from the 3D conversion which is still a work in progress.

UPDATE 23/09/10 : The final scene of the whole movie has been completed but I am currently re-doing several scenes from the first half of the movie. I'm also adding more contrast to the depth maps and adding 5% more parallax to each scene. In doing this, the 3D depth is improved and looks closer to true stereoscopic content now. Please visit my "Release date information" page for technical specifications about the film and more info about it's availability.

Saltair Pavilion, Kaw bridge and Kansas river sequence in 3D

Kaw Bridge crash (3D anaglyph)

Taken from the opening sequence of Carnival of Souls 3D. During a car race, Mary's car plummet's off Kaw Bridge and into the cold river below. The young men that they were racing, jump out from their car to investigate.

Saltair 3D anaglyph

Saltair 3D anaglyph, originally uploaded by CarnivalofSouls3D.

Another view of Saltair Pavillion taken from the Saltair, Kaw Bridge and Kansas river sequence.

Kaw Bridge (3D anaglyph)

Kaw Bridge (3D anaglyph) from the Saltair, Kaw Bridge Kansas river sequence.

Kansas River 3D anaglyph

A snapshot from the Saltair,Kaw Bridge Kansas river sequence.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Depth Map thumbnails

Depth Map thumbnails, originally uploaded by CarnivalofSouls3D.

Examples of some of the depth maps created for the car/garage sequence

Carnival of Souls 3D conversion anaglyph thumbnail sequence

This 13 second long scene of Mary escaping from her garage nightmare took several hours to convert to 3D. After a background template was created, the moving objects were individually rotoscoped and shaded, in order to create the final animated depth map that would give the 3D effect. It's a very laborious process but the final results make it all worthwile.

This is the anaglyph version from the original side by side conversion.

Garage nightmare

Garage nightmare, originally uploaded by CarnivalofSouls3D.

Mary escapes from her garage nightmare...anaglyph version.

petrol pump anaglyph

petrol pump anaglyph, originally uploaded by CarnivalofSouls3D.

Anaglyph screengrab from the 3D side by side conversion of Carnival of Souls

Monday, 26 July 2010

Is this the S-ghoul Bus?

The ghouls are waiting for Mary on the bus. Is it a dream or for real?

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Carnival of Souls 3D promo

Alternate B&W promo poster

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Carnival of Souls 3D promo

Sepia style promo poster

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Carnival of Souls is currently being converted to 3D using animated depth maps. The whole process will take about 6-8 months and the final movie will be available to purchase and download in side by side format, around October 2010.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Carnival of Souls 3D conversion clip final version

2D23Dconversions is currently in the process of converting the cult 60's movie Carnival of Souls into 3D. A depth map has been created for each frame of the film, which is then processed along with the original 2D image (using the appropriate software) to achieve the 3D effect. The depth map method is very laborious and even though the conversion process has been going on for several weeks, there is still a long way to go before the whole film will be completed. Estimates are that it will be available for download Autumn 2010.
Although the 3D conversion process is a very slow one, the good news is that the 3D is looking very nice. I have finally converted all scenes of the film but this really is just the end of phase one. Phase two is now to re-convert some of the early scenes so that they match the quality of the later ones. My method of conversion has been steadily improving and getting quicker (thankfully) over the months of conversion. Some of the latest scenes look almost as good as native 3D and I have a substantial collection of movies, trailers and clips in 3D for comparison.

The one drawback with this particular conversion is that, due to copyright issues, I have had to use the public domain version of the film for the conversion. It's not that bad really, but not a patch on the Criterion DVD version, which has the best picture quality of the film available. Because of the poorer quality, even though during the conversion process I have only compressed the film one more time, artifacts are occasionally evident in some of the darker scenes. Fortunately it isn't too distracting and doesn't spoil the 3D effect in anyway.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Mary enters the church on the first day of her new job as church organist.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Church from Carnival of Souls, Vermont St. Lawrence, Streetview

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...and here is the very same church as it stands today.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Saltair anaglyph

Saltair anaglyph, originally uploaded by CarnivalofSouls3D.

3D Anaglyph.....3D conversion of the Saltair resort as seen in the movie Carnival of Souls 3D