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Top awards for 3D film


A talented film-maker from the University of Wolverhampton has clinched two international awards for her 3D film.

Jannicke Mikkelsen, from the School of Art & Design, won two prestigious awards at the International 3D Society’s Creative Arts Awards - Europe.

The awards were for best 3D film and best live-action stereography work for her film “Wickie and the treasure of the Gods”.

Stereography is sometimes called 3D Imaging. Stereographers are involved in pre-production, shooting, capturing, and post-production of a 3D film.

An award ceremony took place in in Liege, Belgium, although Jannicke was unable to attend in person due to her study commitments.

It has been a successful few weeks for 26-year-old Jannicke, who was part of a team of students who won a regional Royal Television Society Student Award for their film Shoeless.

Jannicke, from Norway, said: “I am over the moon about our 3D work being recognised by the International 3D Society. My team consisted of three other stereographers and myself, who never accepted anything less than perfect work.

“Now all the work has been recognised. Not only did we win an award, we won two of the most prestigious awards a Stereographer could ever dream of!”

Tracy McCoy, Course Leader for Video & Film Production, said: “Jannicke has always shown a keen interest in stereography and has been doing much to network and garner experience within this niche sector of the film and television industry.

“I always had high expectations of Jannicke and so I am not surprised that she is already making her name in this way. I'm sure she will continue to both thrive and make her mark in this competitive, challenging and ever evolving sub sector of the creative industries.”

The Computer Games and Animation undergraduate degrees at the University of Wolverhampton include modules which focus upon the Sterography area of creative practice.

The Video and Film Production BA Hons course provides students with the storytelling, collaboration and lighting and camera skills that partner this interesting and challenging field.


More about Stereography

Stereography is the practice of the Stereographer, who essentially has expertise in the technical and creative options and techniques involved in creating the illusion of 3D.

Live-action 3D is the definition used for shooting a film with two cameras mounted on a rig, essentially shooting the same image to create the 3D effect there and then on set. No post production or post convergence is required to create the 3D image.

Though 3D had its first outing in the 1950s and a brief flourishing and quick demise in the 1970s it has in more recent times seen a rebirth in interest and significant development.

The developments are taking place in mainstream 3D cinema, iMax, 3D TV and Gaming. It is then, a fast evolving and extremely dynamic sector of the creative industries.

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