Sunnyside of the Doc: U.S. Network Trends. Who’s Paying for 3D Production?

Article entitled 3D Draws Converts Despite High Costs

Sunnyside rang our belle for conviviality, access and solid new business Much has been written about a tide of Anglo-Saxons flowing from La Rochelle to South Yorkshire after Sheffield Doc/Fest rescheduled from autumn to late spring But the seats of any non-attending Americans and Brits were taken by an impressive wave of delegates from Sunnyside’s …

3D versus 2D/HD: What’s the Impact on Budgets? Part 1 – Field Production

Last April, we asked Hoff Productions to explore 3D production costs: We wanted to know: What is the additional cost for 3D versus HD for a ‘typical’ cable episode? (Here is the link to our ‘set up’ of Hoff’s analysis) Hoff Productions is a Real Screen Global 100 producer that has delivered hundreds of programs to leading U.S. channels: …

3D Comes to Dresden: Where to Next?

Two panels on 3D fundamentals and trends were among the highlights of the terrific program at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) in Dresden . Following are our session notes and Takeaways And don’t miss our earlier ground-breaking analysis of 3D Budgets from Hoff Productions (SF/NY) Discovery 3D Channel Sarah Hume Vice President …

Discovery 3D Friends Wildlife; Netflix Soars; BBC Cuts

DISCOVERY’s 3D CHANNEL The 3D cable network, a joint venture between Discovery, Sony and IMAX revealed its initial wildlife-friendly programming lineup. Original Series include: Abandoned Planet from Flight 33 Productions; Africa in 3D from Aquavision Television Productions; China produced by Natural History New Zealand Ltd. (NHNZ); and Jewels of the World also from NHNZ Exclusive …

3D: How Hot? And How Much? (2010)

We closely followed the recent NAB Conference in Las Vegas. We wanted to know: “Is 3DTV really as hot as we hear?” The answer: “No! 3D is much hotter than we thought!” In this edition: Our first look at 3DTV as it pivots from niche to mainstream. Next week: How much expense does 3D add …