Podcast 96: Phil "Captain 3D" McNally

Phil "Captain 3D" McNally, stereoscopic supervisor at DreamWorks Animation, talks about why he thinks 3D is here to stay after several previous attempts to bring it to the market, why people have such strong opinions about 3D, the difference between real-life 3D and stereoscopic images, what makes a good 3D presentation, how filmmakers can support the story with 3D while avoiding eye strain and other negative side effects, active versus passive glasses, autostereoscopic displays, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

Run Time: 1:01:30

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Phil "Captain 3D" McNally most recently served as Stereoscopic Supervisor on DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2. Prior to that, he worked in the same capacity on Megamind, Shrek Forever After, How to Train Your Dragon, and DreamWorks Animation’s first stereoscopic 3D film, Monsters vs. Aliens.

Hailed as the expert on all things 3D, McNally was introduced to stereoscopic photography in 1990 while studying at the Royal College of Art in London. This hobby soon became his passion and has developed over the years through a range of creative projects, from Viewmaster promotional reels to gallery installations.

In 2001, McNally moved to California to work as an animator at Industrial Light & Magic after the success of his short animated film Pump-Action. His stereoscopic experience was rewarded when Disney tasked ILM with converting Chicken Little into a 3D release in 2005. McNally also supervised the stereoscopic work on Disney’s Meet the Robinsons and advised on The Nightmare Before Christmas conversion to 3D.

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