Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Exclusive Interview: Ted Kenney, 3D Producer on ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US

I had the pleasure of talking with Ted Kenney of 3ality Technica recently about the release of ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US. Ted was a 3D Producer on the concert movie, director Morgan Spurlock's first.

Ted worked closely with Doug Merrifield (Executive Producer) and Sony in getting the project ready for audiences. Doug has worked on many large 3D concert films as a producer and paired with Sony who are of course a major player in 3D, the show was well planned and brought together.

Ted and I discuss the success of the movie, Morgan Spurlock, the band members, pre-production and of course the technical aspects of shooting the concert movie. 

From Wikipedia: Ted Kenney is the current Director of Production at 3ality Technica, and advises clients in every aspect of the stereoscopic 3D (S3D) production process. His recent achievements have earned him the label as the industry's leading producer/director for S3D live broadcast. Ted's background in the industry encompasses a wide range of entertainment media. From TV, film, documentaries, sports, comedy, concerts and, S3D live broadcasts. Ted is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and received his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from Florida State University.

This list of credits includes reality TV's show, MTV's The Real World. Ted produced five seasons of The Real World (Paris, San Diego, Philadelphia, Austin and Key West). Two of these seasons were the top two rated seasons of the twenty plus season run of MTV's flagship show.

Ted has experience in live broadcast productions such as Radio City's Halftime Show for Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII, The Centennial Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, ESPN's 50th Anniversary Special, President Clinton's Inaugural Gala, and even directing FIFA World Cup Beach Soccer.

So here is the conversation with Ted (about 28 minutes) and well worth the time to listen!

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US currently sits with $58 million in worldwide box office receipts and has already surpassed KATY PERRY: PART OF ME and JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE.

Looking forward to see Jennifer Lopez's 3D concert movie and future projects from Ted, 3ality Technica and Sony!

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