Growing up in the 80’s those little red and blue 3D Anaglyph cardboard glasses were everywhere. Mostly they were attached to magazines where you could see the latest movie star, Disney character or pop idol jump off the page in a kind of strange red/blue tinted 3D image. It was pretty cool at the time, and if created well, it’s still pretty impressive.
I created this 3D Anaglyph video using a colour channel offset technique in Premier Pro. The effect is visible but it’s not quite right. It was created from a single image/video. To create a truly impressive 3D image we need to mimic what our eyes see, two slightly different angles of the same subject.
This can be done with two identical cameras, side by side, set at just the right angle. Then, when using the exact same technique, a more realistic 3D images will be created because each camera has recorded something slightly different on the left/right sides.