The 3DGuy


The Man Behind

Multiple 3D Award Winner, Al Caudullo, utilized his 30 plus years of video production experience as a foundation for stereoscopic image capture. 3D industry icon Sandy Climan, former CEO of 3Ality referred to Caudullo as a “3D evangelist”.

After mastering 3D production techniques, Caudullo created and taught Asia’s first 3D production class at Mahidol University, Bangkok.  In addition to training, Caudullo uses his vast 3D know how to consult major industry players on advancing their 3D hardware and software tools.   He completed a Case Study on 3D Stereoscopic Editing in the Field, while on location in the mountains of Western Mongolia.  Caudullo has been quoted in a variety of publications including, ICG (International Cinematographer Guild) magazine and in Bernard Mendiburi’s newest book; 3D TV and 3D Cinema, Tools and Processes for Creative Stereoscopy. He has also served as a 3D Expert for major manufacturers.

He has a list of 3D first including the first 3D underwater production in Thailand that utilized the Panasonic AG3DA1 and the Gates Underwater housing, 3D underwater shooting in the shark tank at Siam Ocean World, the first 3D Wedding in Thailand, the first 3D short feature shot on the AG3DA1, Siam Fighter and the 3D productions in Mongolia. These productions were sponsored by Panasonic, Gates Underwater, Polaroid and 3DeeCentral. Grass Valley made Al  the first 3D Grass Cutters Certified Trainer. Most recently, Caudullo created his 3Days of 3D Workshops. The first was done in Los Angeles, with a sell out crowd and a list of 3D luminaries. The goal is to foster new 3D talent and show that 3D can be created with 2D budgets. Additional workshops are planned for New York, London, Paris and many more cities worldwide.

As principal of Al Caudullo Productions, Al served as 3D Stereographer and 3D Editor many on projects including film, TV and corporate production. Clients include Panasonic, Hitachi, Grass Valley, Samsung, NVidia, Imagimax Studios, 3DeeCentral, Polaroid, Spatial View, Toyota and many others.

View IMDb, Client List and CV (2008 version) here.





14 comments on “The 3DGuy

  1. Amber Cowles on

    Al, I just read your blog Tales from the 3D Road – Filming Wild Horses in the Gobi Desert. Seems you have made good use of our product, nano3D, I’m excited to read!

    We are always looking for User Stories and Footage from our customers. I was wondering if we could get in touch? My email is on this post. I look forward to speaking with you!

    Amber Cowles
    Convergent Design
    Director of Marketing and Communications

  2. Mark Nidzgorski on

    Hey- Really enjoy your blog and wanted to see if you could help me with something. We have these awesome 3D glasses called Holospex and I really wanted to see what you guys think about them. I don’t know, I was thinking about sending you guys some samples to check out….and if you like them than maybe you can do a quick write up and show the readers where to get them. That is, only if you guys think they are cool- which you will. I’m just trying to get some exposure. Anything helps! Let me know and I can get some over to you.

    • 3DGuy on

      I would be happy to. I will have my assistant Remy get in touch with you to get more info about your glasses and company. She will give you the address to send them to.

  3. Chad Kim on

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are a leading 3D related company in South Korea and now we are creating a 3D movie in Korea.
    Would you let me know 3D stereographer is available from your company?

    Actually our delegates are in L.A. now so we would like to have a meeting
    on Feb. 10th(Thu) if it’s possible.
    Please reply to me at my email – urgently.

    Thank you and best regards,
    Chad Kim

  4. Frank on

    Thanks Al “3D Guy”,

    For your info on 3D blu ray frame packing. It’s still a mystery in a few ways without actually having access to the final processing, for a smaller studio.

    I’m about to prepare my computer animated film for 3D, 1920x1080p, using parallel cameras, hoping the final 3D look on Blu Ray 3DHDTV can be anticipated using Stereo3D Toolbox’s ‘Side by Side’ filter viewed with a StereoScope. Or is Anaglyph the more accurate way, as it seems to need convergence correction post process while the smaller side by side doesn’t?
    Then if that worked, I’ll offer the two separate eye renders for compositing onto Blu Ray 3D with minimal adjusting by the compositor.

    I’m afraid of using either method for the entire feature, only to find it won’t look as anticipated once composited for Blu Ray 3D, which seems to superimpose and stack/combine the two separate images one directly on top of the other (for 1920×1080) filtering with Active Shutter glasses for home viewing on a 3DHDTV.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. This is my last question, I don’t want to be a bother.

    Thanks again for this invaluable site on 3D.

  5. Frank on

    To: Al “3D Guy”

    Your site is a big help, thank you. If using Final Cut Express 4 with the Stereo3D Toolset LE, is interlaced output the same format that Blu Ray 3D requires, as in movies like Resident Evil Afterlife 3D? I’m working on a computer animated movie, but need some tips from a pro. Thank you.

    • 3DGuy on

      3D Blu-ray uses a frame packing system. Currently there are limited options for true encoding of 3D Blu-ray. Net-Blender and Sonic are two softwares for doing it, but the systems are very expensive.

  6. Lynn on

    Hello, I own a 3d tv, 3d bluray player and the hdcsdt750 all panasonic. I thought I would be able to take movies burn to a r+dvd and watch on my tv in 3d but I need help here. Any help would be appreciated. I heard roxio would do this. What version I have 10. PLMK Thx

  7. Dennis on

    I had LG 3D TV and LG 3D Blu-ray player . After I downloaded 3D files on your website either Paid or Non-Paid; how do I utilze those files? Do I need to burn the files into Blu-Ray DVD to watch it? can I just leave it in the flash drive and play on 3D TV?
    Sorry I’m just a new comer, I don’t know much about 3D.


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