Metallica: 3D Concert Footage In Production

3D technology may very well be the future of entertainment, and it appears Metallica is getting in on the ground floor.

Metallica: 3D Concert Footage In Production
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3D technology may very well be the future of entertainment, and it appears Metallica is getting in on the ground floor. Los Angeles concert-production company Front Row Networks, Inc. has announced that it has acquired several hours of live Metallica 3D and high-definition 2D concert footage for distribution. Whether or not the idea of Lars Ulrich appearing to pop out of your TV appeals to you, Front Row is excited about the potential of the technology it has acquired. The company claims it now has the capability to convert 2D footage into 3D, enabling the production of a fully 3D concert experience. "By packaging new 3D events, and state of the art 2D 1080p conversion to 3D, Front Row Networks can create the preeminent distribution, and broadcasting channel for what has become one of the hottest sectors in entertainment," says John Diaz, CEO of Front Row Networks. "We have achieved the first step of acquiring the footage, and conversion technology, and once we have secured all applicable distribution rights, distributing the event through our channels will generate revenues for both the company and the artist creating a steady stream of products for Front Row," says Diaz. Front Row has not announced at which show the footage was filmed. Metallica has released three live DVDs since 2009, utilizing footage from shows in France, Brazil, and the "Big Four" concert in Sofia, Bulgaria, featuring Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax.

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    gallagher2006
    Brad_Bassist wrote: gallagher2006 wrote: Is there anything Metallica won't do to make a few extra dollars? Sadly, the fanboys are eating it up. "Oh wow! It's like Hetfields stupid quiff is waving around RIGHT IN MY FACE OMFG I'LL TAKE 10 COPIES!"They're making a live DVD! Can you shut up? What'd wrong with making live DVD's? 3D is the direction things are moving, so embrace it, don't deny it. That's like people freaking out because they moved from VHS to DVD. GROW UP!
    They're also milking their PR for all it's worth, instead of getting into the studio and writing another album. A live DVD? You mean just like the last live DVD? I'm sure it'll have the exact same songs with the same stage design, but oh wait, they've added 2/3 songs from their latest album, and sat back while the audience sings their songs back to them, and later on there's an interview with Lars "Smug Wanker" Ulrich telling the viewer how lucky they are to have Metallica in their lives.
    mets50504
    I'm a fan of ska and all that stuff. So if Goldfinger made a 3D concert, i guess it'd be kinda cool. I'm just trying to relate
    shredder3386
    biff022 wrote: No technology can help James's terrible high-pitched off key yodeling.
    Rightttt....I remember when you recorded that awesome album with killer vocals, so you definitely have a say in what constitutes good singing....or your opinion is just unwarranted bullshit...one of those two
    Rockstarscat
    metallica-#1 wrote: jmf1025 wrote: what happened to the days when they said they would never do a music video. now they are playing in 3d they never said anything about never making a music video, i remember seeing an interview from '86 and they said they would love to do a music video they just never had the money to make one, no idea where you nut bars are getting this whole "we never want to make a video!!!1!" story from
    Metallica made a big fuss about how mtv sucks!!! you have to me old enuff to know that. your nut bars just havent droped yet. I saw Metallica during ride the lightning. To all the young readers.... back in the day it wasnt cool to be on mtv. Back in Metallica's Day only "sell-out" bands were on mtv.. madonna, boy george, George Michael, thats why metallica was only going to do one video.... THATS WHY THE SONGS NAME IS ONE the name of the song is "ONE"!!!! you jack waggon...
    biff022
    No technology can help James's terrible high-pitched off key yodeling.
    Rockstarscat
    RiffYourFaceOff wrote: Prog_Metal_Head wrote: 3D sucks. Seriously, I can barely tell the difference between 3D and 2D films. Just a lame gimmick used to make more money imo. You've obviously never seen a film truly shot in 3D like Avatar. Now, if we are talking about something like Clash of the Titans I agree with you 100%.
    metallica-#1
    Rockstarscat wrote: They sure came a long way from not wanting to do a video to.....only going to do this ONE video.... Now 3d.... at this point a lot of us are not worried or even care about metallica selling out.... oh yea.... argue this.... some think that Metallica sold out on the black album... B.S. and justice for all..... Hands down... But let me just back up a moment.... Selling out is the name of the game..... How many of you Guitarist out there are going to play for free... maybe we could all go out there and get slow cars and **** fat chicks.. Sober..... True or False.....just sayin... I call it like I see it.
    the word "Sell-Out" is thrown around way too much these days, and for stupid reasons. making money doesnt equal selling out, to me its by the way of HOW you're making the money if you're making money by dressing up in clothes youd never wear and changing your style of music to play music you dont like just to attract a larger audience to get the money rolling in is selling out, to me anyway.. like what Nelly Furtado did
    metallica-#1
    jmf1025 wrote: what happened to the days when they said they would never do a music video. now they are playing in 3d
    they never said anything about never making a music video, i remember seeing an interview from '86 and they said they would love to do a music video they just never had the money to make one, no idea where you nut bars are getting this whole "we never want to make a video!!!1!" story from
    jerm138
    Maynard James Keenan said it best: "All you know about me is what I've sold you. Dumb F--k. I sold out long before you ever even heard my name." I'm always thrilled to see how big the discussions are following any Metallica article. I don't know of any other band that has so many people going out of their way to hate them. I don't like Slayer or Megadeth. But guess what... I don't click on every article I see about them then leave some snide comment about how horrible they are. Get a life. Some of us are big fans of that band. I don't really care how much "better" and more "technical" your favorite obscure (and less successful) band is. These guys made it for a reason!
    Rockstarscat
    HoddiDarko wrote: I can't see how a concert in 3D is going to be any more exciting than a concert in 2D. 3D can be cool if used in a good way but why should live concerts be interesting in 3D? It's not like the band members will come flying at you...
    I saw clash of the titans in 3d and it sucked. only cartoons and brightly collard movies like avatar look good in 3d. metallica is just doing this for pr. Does metallica have 4g or wifi. how about Metallica 1080p HD.... come on.... everyone knows that if you put a tag on it like "HD" or "1080p" "4G" "wifi" "3D" This is why the end is here! Man kind is doomed....
    Rockstarscat
    They sure came a long way from not wanting to do a video to.....only going to do this ONE video.... Now 3d.... at this point a lot of us are not worried or even care about metallica selling out.... oh yea.... argue this.... some think that Metallica sold out on the black album... B.S. and justice for all..... Hands down... But let me just back up a moment.... Selling out is the name of the game..... How many of you Guitarist out there are going to play for free... maybe we could all go out there and get slow cars and **** fat chicks.. Sober..... True or False.....just sayin... I call it like I see it.
    HoddiDarko
    I can't see how a concert in 3D is going to be any more exciting than a concert in 2D. 3D can be cool if used in a good way but why should live concerts be interesting in 3D? It's not like the band members will come flying at you...
    Brad_Bassist
    gallagher2006 wrote: Is there anything Metallica won't do to make a few extra dollars? Sadly, the fanboys are eating it up. "Oh wow! It's like Hetfields stupid quiff is waving around RIGHT IN MY FACE OMFG I'LL TAKE 10 COPIES!"
    They're making a live DVD! Can you shut up? What'd wrong with making live DVD's? 3D is the direction things are moving, so embrace it, don't deny it. That's like people freaking out because they moved from VHS to DVD. GROW UP!
    espChris93
    gallagher2006 wrote: Is there anything Metallica won't do to make a few extra dollars? Sadly, the fanboys are eating it up. "Oh wow! It's like Hetfields stupid quiff is waving around RIGHT IN MY FACE OMFG I'LL TAKE 10 COPIES!"
    Technically anything a band puts out is to "make a few bucks" what are they supposed to do give it away? I thought this wasn't that bad of an idea at first but its 1080p conversions to 3D not actual footage shot in 3D. Kind of dissapointing
    Spartan101400
    "Converting 2D to 3D" That'll be crap right there, unless it's shot in 3D, then there's no point of having the effect.
    gallagher2006
    Is there anything Metallica won't do to make a few extra dollars? Sadly, the fanboys are eating it up. "Oh wow! It's like Hetfields stupid quiff is waving around RIGHT IN MY FACE OMFG I'LL TAKE 10 COPIES!"
    rebornmaster9
    guitaristren wrote: "OMG, it's like the giant ball is coming right at me!" Careful there, Kirk.
    +1
    Junior#1
    This is a pathetically stupid idea. 3D in movies makes sense to some degree. You want certain things to stand out more. But it has no place in musical concerts.
    Nwright14
    m0o wrote: I don't understand why everyone has to immediately start the hate no matter what the article may be about. pretty sure even a "Guns N Roses Reunites" headline would just be filled with people claiming 'axl and slash "sold out" on their feud" or something stupid like that.
    Or maybe people legitimately don't like 3D films and are voicing their opinions on the matter.
    GMPX
    Eurotrasher wrote: Does anyone else hate that picture they used on the front page?
    Yes, two posts above yours
    b_flo
    They need more of these. I wish Pink Floyd's Pulse Tour could be reproduced as a 3d movie.
    MrPajamaShark
    THATS WHY THE SONGS NAME IS ONE the name of the song is "ONE"!!!!
    Please tell me you're not that much of an idiot. They named the song "One" because of a music video? Wow. Have you read the lyrics? Right after the first bridge, Hetfield sings "Now the world is gone, I'm just one." That is where the title comes from. Because Johnny (the main character of the novel that the song is based on) is alone, trapped in his own mind.
    GenerationKILL
    strat0blaster wrote: I hate 3d gimmicks. Really? It's the same as with gaming - if you make a good game/album/show/movie, etc - you don't need to make it seem like the the crap is popping off the screen so you can smell how crappy it is.
    3D is the next generation of motion picture technology, Your comment was a dumb as someone complaining about the jump from black and white to color. Its here to stay, much like color and high def was, its not a gimmick. I personally am looking forward to 3D shooters, 3D racing games and more importantly, 3D sports broadcasts, (namely HOCKEY, of course!)
    Howieism
    MrPajamaShark wrote: THATS WHY THE SONGS NAME IS ONE the name of the song is "ONE"!!!! Please tell me you're not that much of an idiot. They named the song "One" because of a music video? Wow. Have you read the lyrics? Right after the first bridge, Hetfield sings "Now the world is gone, I'm just one." That is where the title comes from. Because Johnny (the main character of the novel that the song is based on) is alone, trapped in his own mind.
    yea thats ****ing retarding! even i read the book but metallica went by the movie
    SawGuru
    Yeah, and 10-1 says that UG doesn't write a new article informing fans of their **** up.
    AdamLeMoine
    Yeah Metallica said that it's not happening, lol. "Don't believe everything you read."
    CronoMagus
    DimebagZappa wrote: FAKE! Do your research UG. Metallica.com Lame.
    He is correct. Metallica just discreditied this article themselves. They don't have plans with 3D footage.
    GNRfan32
    DimebagZappa wrote: FAKE! Do your research UG. Metallica.com Lame.
    This was posted yesterday and that wasn't released until today!!!! Do your research DimebagZappa Lame.
    Gibson1983
    I just read in the newspaper that the Foo Fighters will be in cinemas in the Netherlands next month... in 3D. So there we have a conundrum: 3D bashing goes well together with Metallica-bashing (see above). But Dave Gorhl (spelling mistake deliberate) = Godlike Genius, so what do we think of 3D now?
    SerialChiller
    its not true METALLICA.com | 3D Concert Video Footage - NOT!: Don't believe everything you read . . . via twitter
    NINOrig
    Wow. Some of you guys would do ANYTHING to hate on something you don't understand. Just because 'good real' 3D isn't out yet or just because it is popular, it doesn't mean it's shit and has no future. Don't tell me you never dreamed as a kid to watch movies in 3D, as you were in the screen. A few days ago I was watching an interview with Trent Reznor, and he basically said that he met with James Cameron and Cameron said that within a few years, "we will be able to broadcast a concert in theaters, in 3D and in real time." Only hypocrites and haters find that this is a bad idea. How many bands did I miss because they never tour in some countries ? Whatever, some of you would be ready to hate on anything.
    lionslicer9999
    You may have seen some recent news linking us with Writers Group Film Corp. and their subsidiary Front Row Networks . . . we're here to let you know that their claim of acquiring unique live video footage for future release is totally FALSE. We don't even know who these guys are! We're certainly into new technology and think 3D is super cool . . . as always, you'll read it here first when we've got 'Tallica release news.
    -- Metallica.com
    DecaPodge
    Kirk and James's sweat is bad enough in 2d, I don't want to see it dripping into my pupils! On a serious note, I'd like to see this actually. There are so many bands that would look great in 3D (not live, that's different.)
    crazyhorse174
    jerm138 wrote: Maynard James Keenan said it best: "All you know about me is what I've sold you. Dumb F--k. I sold out long before you ever even heard my name." I'm always thrilled to see how big the discussions are following any Metallica article. I don't know of any other band that has so many people going out of their way to hate them. I don't like Slayer or Megadeth. But guess what... I don't click on every article I see about them then leave some snide comment about how horrible they are. Get a life. Some of us are big fans of that band. I don't really care how much "better" and more "technical" your favorite obscure (and less successful) band is. These guys made it for a reason!
    I dont think I could've said it better myself. I salute you sir!
    Rabje1234
    3D is awesome... as long as you do it right. + I'm a big Metallica-fan (no matter if they are sell-outs or not). So i think it's pretty awesome
    Dumpster510
    Someone should tell Metallica that 3d anything is lame. Sure it makes a buck, but do they really need it?
    jimishred
    3D conerts...meh i would rather see them live then watch them pop out of my TV!