3D Eye Solutions, Inc. Retained To Provide 3D Conversion Technology for ‘The DOME Project’ in Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Concert Tour
LONGWOOD, Fla., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 3D Eye Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: TDEY) is pleased to announce that the Company has been retained to provide 3D conversion for the Michael Jackson “This Is It” concert tour. The tribute film was released exclusively for a special, limited, two-week engagement worldwide on October 28th.
“This Is It” was produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from hundreds of hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage, captured in high definition with state of the art digital sound as the late singer was preparing for his concert series in London. The film, which offers select sequences in 3D, provides a unique career retrospective and features interviews with some of Jackson’s closest friends and creative collaborators.
There’s been much talk and praise surrounding the Sony film title, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” as it gives audiences a glimpse of the Michael Jackson tour that never was. The film also provides audiences a look at the only completed portion of Michael Jackson’s creative vision for the tour, a series of short films and visual effects segments produced by acclaimed media creator and founder of Stimulated, Inc., Robb Wagner.
In the days following the untimely death of Michael Jackson, rumors swirled about a clandestine film operation headed by Michael Jackson known as “The Dome Project.” The Dome Project was a working title coined by Wagner for a series of short films and visual effects segments intended to be part of Jackson’s “This Is It” concert tour. The tour was to commence with a 50-show run at London’s O2 Dome, which led Wagner to come up with the title.
Stimulated, Inc., Wagner’s Burbank, CA media production company, was handpicked by Kenny Ortega, AEG and Jackson to produce the film and video elements for the tour. Wagner was appointed as Producer of The Dome Project, with Jackson and Ortega serving as Executive Producers.
Wagner called on veteran Visual Effects Supervisor Bruce Jones to direct. Of the planned 25 song set list for the show, 16 songs were to have a film or video element. “Thriller,” “Earth Song” and “Smooth Criminal,” were each to have highly developed short films produced for use in conjunction with the live performances. Two of those three were to be produced in stereographic 3D, a groundbreaking effort.
The films were to be presented on a 90 foot by 30 foot LED screen directly behind the concert stage. The screen was innovative, and would have been the first of its kind, treating concert audiences to a 3D experience.
Wagner explains the creative concept for how the films were to work in the concerts: “MJ’s plan for the shows was to present short films in 3D. The audience would be cued to put on 3D glasses. Then, at a certain point in each film, live action would unfold on the stage. All of the characters in the film, even the props, would leave the screen and emerge onstage. The story in the film would continue as a theatrical concert performance. MJ called that the ’4th’ dimension.”
3D Eye Solutions was hired by Stimulated, Inc., “For the dream sequence in Earth Song, Michael wanted to show the world as imagined by a little girl. He envisioned beautiful images dancing in her head from exotic locations throughout the globe. When we began production we immediately knew that it was not going to be practical for our budget or our schedule so we enlisted the services of 3D Eye Solutions to convert stock footage from 2D to 3D. They were able to turn over the work very quickly and adapt to the creative changes that came down pipe. Without them we would have never made our delivery for the concert or the film,” stated Todd Cogan, 3D Producer/Stereographer, Stimulated, Inc.
“This film is a tribute to an artist who created excitement every moment he was on stage. We are thrilled and honored to have worked with such a creative group and to have our work displayed to the millions of Michael Jackson fans worldwide,” stated Mike Gibilisco, CEO of 3D Eye Solutions, Inc.
About 3D Eye Solutions, Inc.:
3D Eye Solutions, Inc. is a service provider and integrator for the 3D Stereo and Auto-stereo media industry that covers a wide range of markets. 3D Eye Solutions, Inc. produces and processes media content for corporate, venues, and trade show events. The Company also provides turnkey systems and converts existing media to enable end users to showcase properties in multi-view format. For more information, please visit the Company’s Web site: www.3deyesolutions.com.
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