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Narnia 3D A Genuine Experience Crafted from the Beginning

MEDIA RELEASE December 7, 2010.

Narnia 3D A Genuine Experience Crafted from the Beginning

The 3D in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is state-of-the art quality, created during two years of shooting and post-producing the film. The film is currently running sneak previews in 3D cinemas and will go into wide release this Thursday Dec 9.

Distributor 20th Century Fox says director Michael Apted and the production team worked with the best stereoscopic and VFX companies in the world, including several that were instrumental in the successful 3D on Avatar, resulting in a stunning 3D experience in which the dimensionality of the film matches that of the characters.
All the computer generated shots and the all-CGI characters, like the beloved mouse Reepicheep, were rendered from the beginning in 3D and delivered directly to the film as left eye/right eye pairs. This involved not only the real world 3D geometry of the Dawn Treader ship and other environments in the film, and all VFX manipulation of those environments, but more than 10,000 unique pieces of photography and computer generated imagery.

Principal photography on THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER began on location in Queensland, Australia, on July 27, 2009, where the entire 90-day production was mounted. Studio work encompassed several sound stages at the Warner Roadshow facility in Gold Coast (the country’s sixth largest city), which houses the Southern Hemisphere’s largest exterior water tank – a crucial element of the production.

In addition to the studio work, key locations included Cleveland Point, a seaside peninsula, where the film’s title character, the majestic 140-foot, 125-ton ship, Dawn Treader, was erected for three weeks of outdoor filming. Principal photography wrapped in November 2009, with a yearlong post-production schedule leading to the film’s global release on December 10, 2010. (December 9 in NZ).


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