Always a step ahead, MyTherapy were one of the first UK companies to embrace stereoscopic 3D technology and have since worked on some of the most successful 3D films including Street Dance 3D and Carmen 3D.
With one of the world’s best 3D colourists on board, we’ve been able to offer our clients some of the most creative finishing to date. Dado Valentic’s methods have been recognised globally, working as an instructor for the International Colorist Academy and being a regular guest speaker on industry panels.
Our wealth of experience has enabled us to offer our clients an incredible, all-encompassing service from inception to the final delivery.
Our involvement in S3D productions starts on set. This includes the review and approval of dailies as well as the performing of all data management tasks. In this process, we oversee the creation of editorial dailies. For 3D editing, we facilitate 3D editing solutions for Final Cut Pro or Avid systems.
We then ensure the film succeeds our technical test, where we correct any imperfections in terms of colourisation, image alignment, lens distortion, mirror polarisation and reflections.
Once we’ve completed all the necessary fixes, we work on the 3D depth and colour grading. It’s during this process that 3D is effectively born and through this process that we give the format a sense of poetry and beauty. Aside from adjusting the depth, we also alter brightness and saturation. Composition enhancements also play a significant role in the perception of depth.
We master for all screen sizes, from IMAX to 3D phones and we have even patented a 3D mastering technology for the enhancement of brightness perception. Our other Stereoscopic-3D services include 3DTV mastering, legalising and small screen 3D translation, the alteration of 3D Blu-ray and the creation of international versions using propriety 3D subtitling.
We at Mytherapy love to be at the forefront of what we do, making the seemingly impossible a reality. An example of our innovative approach was our involvement with the first 3D stereoscopic opera Carmen 3D.
The idea was floating around for a while but initially it could not be completed in the UK as the facilities simply did not exist at that time. However after completing the pre-vis, producers have approached us back in 2009 as the only company in the UK with right toolset and experience. Preparations for the shoot began. First we had to develop our own system for a Stereoscopic 3D editing, creating a plug-in for Final Cut Pro as no other 3D editing solution was available on the market. That way director Julian Napier was able to edit from his home in full 3D. On the completion of 6 weeks edit, we have performed conform and have proceed to finishing phase. For final colour grading and depth balancing we have used Iridas Speedgrade to create some truly stunning results, considering that at that time no automated processes of balancing or correction were available at all. All screenings and approvals were done via Stereoscopic DCP’s and in the reference cinema of RealD. On completion we have performed full servicing for the production. This has included creating 11 x 2.5 hours versions of the film for international markets.
Using our stereoscopic 3D subtitling service we ensured that the final product was fit for international release in an array of formats.
Despite a recent influx of operas recorded in stereoscopic 3D, Carmen still remains the most successful of all and sets the reference for authenticity with its distinct look.