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