Advanced 3D

The National Stereoscopic 3D Training Programme BAFTA 25th Jan Twickenham Studios 26th and 27th Jan


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Phil Streather

Principal Large Format (PLF) was founded in 1998 by present CEO Phil Streather. PLF is a production company dedicated to developing and producing: 3D Giant Screen (IMAX) features, 3D Theatrical Documentary features and 3DTV. In 1997/8 he produced Wildfire - feel the heat, in IMAX 2D, for Discovery Channel Pictures and in 1999 was the Producer on groundbreaking IMAX 2D drama, Legend of Loch Lomond, for Dunbartonshire Enterprise, Scotland.

His 2003 IMAX film, Bugs! 3D, narrated by Judi Dench, has won many awards, including the prestigious Panda Award for Best Large Format Film at the Bristol Wildscreen Film Festival, the Best Special Venue Program Award at Jackson Hole 2009 for the Digital 25 minute version and was a Semi-Finalist in the Documentary Short Subject category of the 2004 Academy Awards® Competition.

PLF also produced the 3D film elements for the successful touring version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Starlight Express. PLF owns the UK’s first P+S Technik 3D mirror rig for HD capture and with Pablo Post produced elements of the 2008 Sky 3D TV tests, particularly Gladiators. In 2009, in association with Centre Screen Productions of Manchester, Phil produced the groundbreaking 3D film for the Merlin Entertainments London Eye 4D Experience.

Phil has just produced Carmen in 3D from the Royal Opera House, due in cinemas worldwide Spring 2011 and is in production on Meerkats 3D, produced by OSF, in association with PLF, for National Geographic.

Phil is also a board member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), is a member of the GSCA’s Professional Development Committee and regularly chairs/produces/participates in panels, sessions and masterclasses on 3D at industry conferences such as: GSCA, NAB, IBC, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Wildscreen Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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