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WELCOME ISSUE: 72 DECEMBER 2012 W Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: com/subscribe Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 elcome to issue 72. When we publish what each issue will focus on during the year we try to take a balanced view of what is topical, interesting and likely to be most relevant to people reading tv-bay. Issues come and go with little argument internally, until now. There are a number of “Marmite” topics in this world, where does your love / hate dial stand on opera or ballet, cinema or theatre, skiing or snowboarding and in recent years 2D or 3D? “Gives me a headache”, “it was another fad”, “the wife hates it” and it goes on. So whatever possessed us to devote a feature issue to 3D you might ask? Well this is where it gets really interesting and one of the issues I have seriously most enjoyed putting together. It started at IBC when I came to appreciate foot-lamberts during the screening of HUGO (see page 48). During the evening stereographer Demetri Portelli spoke about the challenges and intricacies of his work and we have since caught up with him to get a further insight into 3D filmmaking. Was black and white film a compromise before colour? Was silent film a compromise before the talkies? Was 2D the compromise before 3D? The rumour that 3D is about to be buried is widespread but as you’ll read in Sam Sheppard’s article there is simply no evidence of this with creative tools no longer in their infancy and almost every TV set sold over 37” being 3D ready. It’s just a matter of time isn’t it? Probably one of the biggest 3D broadcasters and creator of live 3D content is BSkyB and, if you do have a suitable TV at home, the only 3D content you are likely to watch other than recorded films on DVD/Blu-ray. So surely they are the people to ask about the future of 3D? In a tv-bay exclusive we gathered 18 questions from a panel of industry journalists and presented them to Cara Cheeseman, Post Production Supervisor for all 3D content at BSkyB, have a look at what she had to say on page 38. For those 3D sceptics the opinion and facts we have in this issue may not completely change your mind about the merits of stereo as a storytelling tool but I hope as fans of content creation that it at least gives it a fair shout. Enjoy the issue. Editor Simon Tillyer, Production Editor Matt Robbins, Advertising Jonathan Highett Accounts Lucy Turner, Events Selen Sevket, Subscriptions Layout and artwork Dan Butler, +44 (0)1635 250 968 Back copies Can be seen online at... Hard copies available from the office on request. Website Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertisements and other items in this publication, TV-BAY can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or incorrect insertions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of TV-BAY. E&OE Terms & conditions available at: Copyright 2004-2012. All trademarks acknowledged. Simon Tillyer, Tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 NEED TO CALL US? +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... Bob Pank Robin Palmer Will Strauss Peter Savage Dick Hobbs Page 28 Page 30 Page 32, 64 Page 34 Page 98 THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE FAMILYOF DIGITAL MEDIA MONITORING, MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS PRODUCTS IN THE WORLD Cover shot courtesy of BSkyB TV-BAY072DEC12.indd 3 TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 03 07/12/2012 16:21