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World’s finest technicians announced for ‘Advanced 3D’ London event

Three-day programme announces three speaker industry heavyweights

As the date for the ‘Advanced 3D’ three-day training course on 3D for cinema and television this month (taking place 25-27 January) gets closer, Principal Large Format (PLF) announces three new heavyweight speakers with unchallenged practical 3D film making experience to the programme.

Phil ‘Captain 3D’ McNally is hailed as an expert on all things 3D and most recently served as Stereoscopic Supervisor on the 2010 DreamWorks’ releases Megamind, Shrek Forever After and How to Train Your Dragon. Stereographers Nick and Adam are at the top of their game.

Phil Streather, CEO at Principal Large Format explains, “This event is about the very essence of 3D film making. Excellent equipment, big cinema screens, plenty of content and the world’s best 3D talent and teachers all coming together in the UK to deliver a premium 3D training experience. I am very excited about this event and anyone who wants more information should visit the new website at


Advanced 3D

About Advanced 3D

‘Advanced 3D – The National Stereoscopic 3D Training Programme’, the course is being presented by PLF in association with Talking Point and funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of A Bigger Future 2 and by Sky.

The course will have two sites tailored to the differing activities and their expected attendance levels. Part 1 (Tuesday 25th January) will be held at BAFTA for a maximum of 220 attendees. The day willcover everything delegates need to know to decide if a particular project is right for 3D – whether it be a feature film, a commercial, a high-enddocumentary or an ‘as live’ concert performance. And, if it is right, which 3D rig you should use and the impact that your decisions have on design, post production, budget and schedule. Attendees will be also treated to networking drinks as well as a 3D screening at the end of the day.

Part 2 (Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th January) will be held at Twickenham Studios Stage 1 for a maximum of 35 attendees, all of whom will have to have attended the opening day’s sessions at BAFTA. The Twickenham sessions will provide an intensive, hands-on, practical guide to 3D movie-making, using all the major 3D rigs as well as monitoring, recording and post-production tools. 3D equipment will be provided by On Sight, SGO Mistika, Telegenic and Mytherapy. And again, networking drinks and 3D screenings will take place on both days.

Pre-registering attendees will be given handouts, a reading list and other recommendations before the course, while all three days willfeature 3D screenings and guest speakers, with refreshments available throughout and plenty of opportunities for networking.

Skillset’s Director of Film, Neil Peplow says “3D training is at the top of the agenda for the UK Film Skills Strategy and Skillset is incredibly excited to be funding Advanced 3D alongside Sky. Principal Large Format’s pioneering training programme, delivered by top industry practitioners, will present a necessary and rich overview of 3D. Industry professionals working in the UK Film industry attending these courses will undoubtedly gain a deep, practical understanding of the economical and technological impact of 3D.”

Fees for Advanced 3D are £250 (plus VAT) for Day One only and £750 (plus VAT) for all three days; with the registration deadline being Friday 14th January. More information is available from Helen Johnson at +44 7968 381288 or [email protected] or Phil Streather at [email protected]


About Principal Large Format (PLF)

PLF was founded in 1998 by present CEO Phil Streather. PLF is a production company dedicated to developing and producing award winning 3D Giant Screen(IMAX) features, 3D Theatrical Documentary features and 3D TV.