The 3DGuy

The Man Behind the Lens

Al Caudullo’s work on Micro Monsters with David Attenborough helped earn the production an Emmy Award Nomination. Along with his multiple 3D Awards, Al Caudullo has utilized his 39-plus years of video production experience as a foundation for immersive image capture and storytelling.

Immersive Storyteller, Teacher, and Tech Journalist qualify Al as a triple threat of talent and innovation. His in-demand creative production adventures have taken him around the world to the farthest reaches. The Gobi Desert, Mongolia, China, Europe, Australia, and the USA are some places he has been called on to design and create innovative immersive productions.


3D industry icon Sandy Climan, former CEO of 3Ality, referred to Caudullo as “a 3D evangelist”. Ian G. Saunders, Creative Director, The Gates Notes, said, “…His vast experience at every level of execution, from concept to post-delivery, makes Al the ideal partner for anyone seeking to enter the 360° or VR space. I’m pleased that I got to work with him to see the magic in action. Even beyond all the tools and the know-how, I would most of all recommend Al because he is a pleasure to work with.”

Here are a few of the references from his over 1000 clients over the years.

“Al is one of the pioneers in the 3D production space. I have had the pleasure of working with him on many 3D documentaries as a distributor. The success that his films have had and continue to have with content buyers from all over the world shows that Al’s work is of high quality, both on storytelling and a technical level.

We look forward to working with him in the future on more 3D projects.” – Torsten Hoffman, CEO, 3D Content Hub

“Al is one of the most technical savvy guys in 3D that I know. His knowledge is undoubted, and one of the first guys in Asia to be able to build his own 3D rig, successfully edit and grade. As this is such a young technology at this point, Al’s understanding of the format and his ability to translate that to functioning equipment is second to none.” – Ric Lawes, Owner, Location Thailand Ltd.

“Al is a 3D evangelist. His passion and unsurpassed drive contribute immensely to the entire 3D community.” – Sandy Climan, CEO, 3ality Digital Studios

“On set and in post-production, Al’s expansive knowledge and professionalism contributed greatly to the ultimate success of this project.   I would highly recommend Al Caudullo and Explore 360   for any video production that you have and most certainly for any 360 video shoot.” – Jordan Gross, Channel Lead, Livewire Communications, Inc.

In education, Caudullo created and taught 3D and 360 VR courses and seminars worldwide at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Singapore and Hollywood, California. In addition, Caudullo has brought his vast knowledge of 3D as a consultant to major industry players seeking to update and enhance their 3D and 360 VR hardware and software tools. As a 3D Stereographer and 3D Editor for film, TV and corporate production, his clients have included LG, Panasonic, Hitachi, Grass Valley, Samsung, NVidia, 3DeeCentral, Polaroid, Toyota and many others.

Al Caudullo is responsible for many successful case studies including a Case Study on 3D Stereoscopic Editing in the Field while on location in the mountains of Western Mongolia. He is often cited in a wide variety of international publications including, MSNBC, ICG (International Cinematographer Guild) magazine, and Bernard Mendiburi’s book, “3D TV and 3D Cinema, Tools and Processes for Creative Stereoscopy.” Al continues writing for International Magazines and websites like Student Filmmakers and HD Pro Guide.

Caudullo has been in the forefront of the exciting field of 4K UltraHD creating projects for Sony and Grass Valley. His work was highlighted at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2014. Al Caudullo has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars worldwide including in China, Singapore, and Hollywood. In 2015, the one-hour self-financed documentary on Ancient Angkor was licensed by The Discovery Channel.

View IMDb, Client List (2017 version) here.




14 thoughts on “The 3DGuy

  1. Hi there!
    I’m looking for 3D stereoscopic footage of all types.. up to 100 hours of content if possible..

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Hi,
    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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