Friday, Mar. 25, 2011 10:21PM EDT
by LIAM LACEY
A spot-bellied little animated bluebird flutters against a garden backdrop of plants and mulch. His ancestors may have been the helpmates of Cinderella, Disney’s 1950 movie, but there are some big differences. He’s starring in Lovebirds,a short movie being shot with new techniques to push forward the boundaries of three-dimensional film.
Lovebirds, a mix of animation and live action by Toronto company Starz Animation, is the showcase production of the Toronto-based 3D Film Innovation Consortium, a York University initiative that has brought academic researchers and filmmakers together to explore the burgeoning world of 3D filmmaking to achieve better results. Continue Reading