Whatever your interest level when it comes to ordinary people of all shapes and sizes doing ordinary activities in the nude (well, maybe more hiking, yoga, and tossing balls than ordinary fully-dressed people might do), the technical offering here is impressive.
Sample clips of the movie in stereoscopic 3D with full HiDef 1920×1080 streams for each eye are available in 5-minute downloadable 3D WMV-HiDef clips at the Nudist3D.com site using multiple of the newest online 3D viewing systems, including Nvidia’s 3Dvision. You can even watch free streams in anaglyphic format with traditional red-cyan 3D glasses on a standard monitor.
“We are proud to offer the world’s first stereoscopic 3D naturist documentary film, in full HD quality, to provide the viewer with an immersive, ‘you-are-there’ experience,” said marketing director Keith Johnson, who points out that true nudism “in no way involves erotic or suggestive activity. Our movies perfectly capture this lifestyle, and are never explicit or erotic in nature.”
It is is the first of many 3D naturist films planned for release in the coming months by Nudist3D.com, which is also taking orders for a planned 2011 release of the film on 3D Blu-Ray at a pretty stiff price of $79.99. The Blu-ray version will be presented in the side-by-side 3D format viewable on most 3DTVs using a standard Blu-ray player or Blu-ray equipped PC.
According to a media announcement, the full HiDef 3D content on the site is best viewed with stereoscopic player software on a 120Hz 3D monitor using active shutter glasses such as the NVIDIA 3D Vision system.
Nudist3D.com is an affiliate of Candid-HD.com, which launched four years ago and is credited by Johnson as a pioneer in full-HiDef naturist documentary movies.
“Obtaining the best possible video quality in this emerging field was of the utmost importance,” Johnson said.
Three separate camera rigs were tested before the production crew came up with a solution that provided the quality level required. “We realized early on that simply adding a consumer-level 3D ‘B’ Camera would not provide adequate results. Our nudists are very active and never stay still for long. That traditionally called for a fast-moving, handheld shooting style,” Johnson said. However, this style does not work well for 3D, which requires very still shots with a wider panorama to allow the viewer to take in their entire surroundings in 3D. In addition, action must be shot at the proper 3D depth level to not cause viewer discomfort or eye strain. “Most activity in our films occurs at the screen plane or behind, for maximum viewer comfort,” Johnson added. “But of course, we have worked in some fun and funny 3D tricks that will have objects flying off the screen into the viewer’s living room.”
— By Scott Hettrick