Originally Posted by Kalani
Less attention paid to gimmicks and more attention paid to making a better story.
I agree, but in general I don't think the people working on the 3D are responsible for the story. The director, sure, but the script writers aren't working on the 3D and the cinematographers aren't going to work on the script. Sometimes I hear opponents of 3D complain that time should be spent on making a better story rather than 3D, and it annoys me for this reason. The two are mostly independent.
Originally Posted by VFC
Originally Posted by tfoltz
Depth. Pop-out doesn't work for my eyes I guess because I never really see it on any form of 3D.
Are you color blind by any chance? Have you tried active-shutter 3D glasses to see if you can perceive pop outs? I believe passive 3D glasses require your eyes to have color sensitivity.
I'm with tfoltz in that I don't really see pop-out. If I specifically ask myself, "Is this popping out of the screen?" I can look at the edges of the screen and compare to determine if it's pop-out or not. Technically I can see pop-out, I just don't identify it as popping out of the screen. There's nothing wrong with my eyes or my setup, I'm simply immersed in the 3D. When you're immersed, there is no screen.
One caveat, I can identify pop-out when it's obviously being used as a pop-out gimmick. For example, in Pirates of the Caribbean 4 when they stick swords in your face. The problem isn't pop-out itself though, the problem is the misuse of it.