A 3D feature film for large format theatres, digital theatres and conventional 35mm theatres has completed shooting in Namibia. The film, with the working title The Magic Tale was made by Orbita Max, a Spanish film production company in association with Namib Film which is based in Namibia. Directed by Jordi Llompart, the film tells the story of a girl’s fantastic journey in Africa, where she interacts with other children, wild animals, trees and plants that show her the way to the world of imagination and to the meaning of life.
This will be one of the first European 3D feature film shot entirely in real stereoscopic image. Two simultaneous cameras, supplied by 3D Camera Company, Canada, were used in order to reproduce the vision of the left and right eyes – usually this image is generated with computers. The film will be completed after a long post-production process with sophisticated animation techniques, in 2009.
The Namibian and South African production services for the film were provided by Namib Film.
The production travelled 12 000 kilometres from Luderitz in the South of Namibia to Puros in the North West and onto Knysna and Wolmaransstad in South Africa over a period of nine weeks.
Shooting in temperatures of around 42º C and living in tents in some of the most remote parts of Namibia, tested Namib Film’s support strategy to the limit. But all went very smoothly. “Never under estimate the advantage of local knowledge,’ says Namib Film.