Originally Posted by BleedOrange11
Are there any behind-the-scenes stories that 3D fans could appreciate when re-watching the movie?
Were there any challenging shots that were tough to capture in 3D or ones that had to be converted?
What aspect(s) of Spider-Man
's 3D are you most proud of?
The entire movie was a lot of fun to shoot. We had some amazing sets and some really fun locations. Probably one of the most interesting things from the show was the Williamsburg bridge sequence... where we were actually flipping full-sized cars off of a full-sized section of the bridge that we built on an outdoor stage. Interestingly enough, although one of these live shots ended up in the trailer, none of that real footage ended up in the movie, except for a few seconds in the reflection in the back window of Rathe's limo.
The sequence of Peter escaping from the police by swinging under the bridge was actually a connection of two locations, one in downtown LA and one in Harlem. The Harlem sequence, once under the bridge, was actually real swinging stunt work. It was unbelievably impressive to watch.
As far as the native stereo work, I am pretty proud of the final attacks/battles at Oscorp, both in the lab and on the roof. I also liked the SWAT team attack on the lizard at the subway station, but that wasn't my work. That was 2nd unit, and they were authorized to go a bit deeper with their 3D.
We did a number of shots with the Ultimate Arm camera platform, which was one of the first times a 3D mirror rig was used on that kind of platform: http://www.ultimatearm.com/
We shot the choreography of most of the high school lizard battle, but much of that was FULLY replaced by CG, which I feel is a fantastic use of 3D. Here's a good clip on the making of that from SPI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKuIb1bFoEQ
Frankly, even WITH the debatable creative edict to celebrate 2D cinematography during the dialogue sequences, I still feel there was a lot of really good 3D in this movie. After several weeks of hearing opinions, both positive and sanctimoniously negative, I'm finally in a place where nothing anyone says about it (or me personally) affects me, and I can fully enjoy the work that I feel WAS effective and appropriate in TASM. For those people who actually enjoyed the movie rather than seeing it as heretical blasphemy, I am really happy that I was able to do my part to make it happen, and I am really happy that so many people enjoyed watching it.