|

3net gives the Civil War the 3D treatment

Consumer Reports News: April 19, 2011 10:51 AM

Find Ratings blob logo

3net, the new full-time 3D network jointly formed by Discover, Sony, and IMAX, is developing a four-part original 3D series about the Civil War that will air this fall.

According to the company's press release, the program will include period reenactments shot in 3D, combined with digitized archival stereoscopic still photos that were taken during that period of time.

The series, currently being called The Civil War 3D, will feature narratives from two opposing regiments. The program will be shot on location in Illinois, but some reenactments will be filmed at some of the actual locations, including Gettysburg.

In an interview with the "Hollywood Reporter," 3net president and CEO Tom Cosgrove said the network is working on other original scripted 3D series, including dramas. The plan is for 3net to shoot all its programs natively in 3D, rather to convert it, for the highest possible 3D quality, he said.

James K. Willcox

   

Find Ratings blob logo

TVs Ratings

View and compare all TVs ratings.

E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters! Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Latest From Consumer Reports

LUXURY CAR REVIEWS
Top deals on 9 large cars and luxury sedans in May Incentives can trim as much as 15 percent on these top-rated vehicles.
Lawn mowers & tractors
LAWN MOWER REVIEWS
Raven hybrid mower doesn't cut it as a grass trimmer The lawn tractor, ATV, and generator combo leaves clumps of clippings.
SMARTPHONE REVIEWS
Test driving the Pioneer AVH-4100NEX with Android Auto The aftermarket car radio almost works seamlessly with Android phones.
Exercise & Fitness
BIKE HELMET REVIEWS
6 reflective wearables to keep bicyclists visible to driversVideo Our tests find these clothing accessories reflect headlights from 300 feet away.
SUNSCREEN REVIEWS
Health alert: 5 things to know about sunscreen Video Check our reviews for terrific nonyucky, nonsticky, no-burn options.
TRAVEL & VACATION GUIDE
10 money-saving car rental tips to try on your next trip Learn the strategies to use and traps to avoid at the car rental counter.

Connect

and safety with
subscribers and fans

Follow us on:

Cars

Cars Build & Buy Car Buying Service
Save thousands off MSRP with upfront dealer pricing information and a transparent car buying experience.

See your savings

Mobile

Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more