Top positive review
If you're a true 3D fan, you'll enjoy this.
December 18, 2016
There are several negative reviews of this disc. I'm not sure what those reviewers expected or thought they were buying, but I suspect they missed the point.
With any new technology, filmmakers and photographers want to explore what's possible. The history of photography is full of explorations and discoveries -- color, motion, stereo, timie-lapse, high dynamic range, and so on. This disc is a collection of explorations of the possibilities of 3D. There's a lot of time-lapse stuff, a lot of landscapes, a lot of underwater photography, and some spectacular action as well..
If you watch this wanting a roller coaster ride, you're going to be disappointed. But if you're a true 3D fan, if you're a photographer, if you're interested in what ambitious videographers are attempting, there's a lot here to appreciate just for the sheer joy of seeing what the technology is capable of.
3D is a more difficult technology than most people realize. It's not just about getting two side-by-side images. There are issues of convergence, where to place the window, what spacing the cameras should have, the angle of the lenses, the lighting, the exposure times, and more. Add time-lapse or underwater photography and the problems are multiplied. (David Attenborough did a marvelous set for Sky TV called Kingdom Of Plants 3D. The "making of" featurette is fascinating and the set is highly recommended for both the visuals and for the behind the scenes bonus.)
As someone who has been a fan of the 3D process since the early fifties, I can say that this is a worthwhile purchase for people who love 3D. Much of the time-lapse landscape photography is stunning. On a well-tuned system, it's sheer beauty.
There's no story here, there's no point to be made, there's just a lot of excellent 3D photography, and that's the point of this disc -- to show you the best of what's possible in 3D animation and photography.