Murch Says 3D Will Never Work

Walter Murch editing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 11, 2008
Walter Murch editing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 11, 2008Creative Commons Photo Credit: Beatrice Murch

The future of 3D is blurry at best, as more and more industry leaders express their concerns with the technology and its long-term viability.  Hollywood editor and sound designer, Walter Murch is the latest skeptic to come out, explaining his viewpoint in a letter to Roger Ebert:

…dark, small, stroby, headache inducing, alienating. And expensive. The question is: how long will it take people to realize and get fed up?

You can read Walter’s full letter here: http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/01/post_4.html

I must say, I tend to agree with Murch, but enjoy watching the industry try to figure this out.  In the end, it’s all part of the creative process.  Some love it, some hate it…and the technology is evolving.    For me, I think 3D has it’s place, maybe not to the extent some TV manufacturers are hoping, but suspect it will stick around for years to come.  Do I plan on purchasing a 3D TV anytime soon, NO!

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