A happy new year to you!

Just to remind you all that Alister Chapman will be running an introduction to 3D workshop at Prokit, Chiswick, London on the 17th of January 2012. It's a lot to cram into a day, but it will give you the basic tools that you need to get started in 3D. The day is suitable for camera operators, producers, directors and editors, in fact almost anyone considering embarking on their first 3D project.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Understanding Stereoscopic Vision (Stereopsis).
  • The basic principles of 3D production.
  • Understanding Disparity and Convergence.
  • Choosing a camera or rig.
  • Different rig types.
  • Practical shooting using Parallel and Converged methods.
  • Practical shooting using the very simple Derobe method.
  • Overview of 3D editing.

We will have a couple of camera rigs to play with too. The cost is £100 per person and spaces are limited. We will be using the Hurricane rig, but this is not just a sales pitch for the rig, it is a genuinely educational workshop and the skills you will learn apply to all 3D productions. However should you purchase a 3D rig the course fees will be refunded.

Contact Prokit 020 8995 4664, or drop a line to enquiries@prokit.co.uk for more information, places are limited to give all attendees good hands-on time.

Please note: We cannot offer on-site parking on the day. Please use the Moran Hotel on the corner of Power Road and Chiswick High Road. They charge £3 per hour; or use public transport. Buses - 391, 267, 237, H91. Nearest tube - Gunnersbury on the District Line.

Dave.