San Diego Business Journal

Legend3D Looks Forward to Oscar Night

Monday, February 13, 2012

Legend3D Inc., the Carmel Valley film studio that converts two-dimensional films to three-dimensional versions, said it was the primary conversion partner for two movies nominated for the upcoming Academy Awards in the best visual effects category, “Hugo” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

Director Martin Scorsese relied on Legend’s expertise to convert two vintage movies into the stereoscopic hit “Hugo” in three key sequences, the company said in an announcement Feb. 6.

For “Transformers,” director Michael Bay used the studio to convert about 75 minutes of the live action scenes and integrate other computer generated images.

The 84th Academy Awards is set for Feb. 26.

Legend3D, which says it is the largest U.S.-based film conversion studio in the industry, is working on a 3-D version of “Top Gun,” the megahit movie that was filmed in San Diego at the former U.S. Navy fighter jet training facility at Miramar.

— Mike Allen