JoyceEllen8 September 2011 at 3:24amPosts: 29 (0 today)Status: offline
Attended screening in White Plains, NY - I think we had under a dozen (no publicity whatsoever). I will not spoil for anyone and will simply say this was an absolutely outstanding production and experience. In some ways I felt more connected on the 3D than I did at the concert (2nd night 12th row). This is primarily due to the perspective that the 3D provides and the masterful overall production/angles/shots etc. The effect is so powerful; everyone is up close, personal and pretty much LIVE.
I also played the "Where am I (and where was my tall son who I thought I could spot easily) but to no avail. By the time you can focus on the audience shots, it's onto the next frame. I will get the DVD and try to freeze it! Other than songs in the beginning that were marked with the 3/23 date on the safety curtain visual screen thing, I could not differentiate one night from another and am quite impressed that anyone who attended both nights has such a memory!!
This is a must see and you should all find a way to take advantage of the 3D while it's out. The only thing that I can say is that it would have been better to see it in a packed theater. Simply cannot understand the lack of publicity and why this isn't a weekend feature.
cebs10 September 2011 at 10:17pmPosts: 141 (0 today)Status: offline
Almost time, I am off to see this at the Lowry in Manchester so i hope its good.
I've been watching my own footage since march and the stuff on youtube , can't wait for Solsbury Hill as it rocked on night 2.
Fingers crossed for a good turnout tomorrow.
cebs11 September 2011 at 5:28pmPosts: 141 (0 today)Status: offline
Just back from my viewing.
I agree with Joyce the 3d was great, as good as avatar at least. Right from Intruder the depth of field was very well done at times it almost looked like Peter was super imposed over the background but by far the best 3d i have seen since avatar , i just hope the bluray is as good.
Also several post production 3D special effects take place during a number of tracks, signal to noise and rain red spring to mind and a very nice little effect during book of love. I wonder if these will be on the 2d version.
My only grumble from today is that the setlist for the first half was very cut down with just 4 songs, i am sure the listing is more for the dvd and bluray.
The sound at the lowry was very good and nice to hear the glass of the projection booth rumble during signal to noise as that's what happens in my house.
I think most of the footage is Day 1 up till Solsbury Hill and from then on is a great mix of both nights footage.
One clue is that in the wide shoots there is no camera track on night 2 and that meant people got right upto the stage which you can see on the shots looking out.
I spotted myself and evelyne several times near the end, I hope eveyone else who went in March enjoys this as much as i did.
I cannot wait for the box set now and maybe i will have to get a 3d upgrade for xmas.
Thanks to Peter and all the tech for a great looking and sounding show.
FarCry11 September 2011 at 8:38pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
Watched it today and was slightly blown away - all over again! Great production. Got a little teary during San Jacinto.
Spotted myself briefly which produced much mirth! :-]
Coll12 September 2011 at 1:28amPosts: 15 (0 today)Status: offline
Saw it at Cheshire Oaks and i'm on it a few times near the end
It was every bit as good as the live gig.
My favourite bit was the orchestral part at the end of Signal to Noise - truly amazing.
Can't wait for the dvd