3D gets cultural tomorrow night as Sky’s dedicated 3D channel will be bringing a new artistic element to its line-up with the first screening of an opera in 3D. Donizetti’s Lurezia Borgia has been produced in partnership with the English National Orchestra and will be directed by Mike Figgis, director of Leaving Las Vegas.
And not to leave the sports fans out Sky recently reached the benchmark of screening 100 sporting events in 3D and consequently released the below video showing behind the scenes of a 3D broadcast from the Emirates stadium and the Manchester Evening News Arena.
If Opera doesn’t tickle your fancy and sport isn’t your thing then you may be scratching your head as to what you can enjoy in 3D? Well if you’re a gamer you will be reassured to know that there are a handful of exciting games already available in 3D, with plenty more upcoming. The big 3D release of last year was Gran Turismo 5 released on the PS3. Gran Turismo has long been the standard bearer for die-hard petrol heads looking for realism in their gaming and the inclusion of support for 3D visuals added extra interest to the fifth installment of Polyphony Digital’s series. Realism and detail has always been key to the success of the Gran Turismo series, with the ability to select from over 1000 cars and to adjust engine, suspension and a whole host of other settings, and 3D has certainly added a new layer of realism to the game for the fanboys.
LG also have a wide range of 3D Blu-Ray and Home Cinema systems to help you enjoy your favourite 3D films in the home. The list currently comprises titles including Cloudy With A chance of Meatballs, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Monster House, Resident Evil: Afterlife and the gloriously Trashy Piranha 3D, so there really is something for the whole family.
And the good news for film buffs is that more and more directors are joining Avatar helmer James Cameron by announcing they are shooting in 3D including Martin Scorsese whose new film ‘Hugo Cabaret’ will be out in 3D later this year, whilst Baz Luhrman starts pre-production on F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic ‘The Great Gatsby’ in 3D next month.
We’ve also been informed of the brilliance of 3D by Savvymum – a twitter user whose kids suffer from autism. Read about how much the kids loved their 3D experience here