You’re probably a little All-Starred out, so I’m sorry this post is coming almost a week late. But when the school you cover’s starting quarterback transfers, that pushes everything back.
I had the chance to see All-Star Saturday Night in 3D and HD at at Brighton Towne Square, which was probably the nicest movie theater I’ve ever been to.
The quality of the effects varied quite a bit. A zoomed-out shot looked like watching any other television (that’s a theatre-sized, HD television). But when the shot was tight, the players really jumped off the screen.
Cameramen could walk on the court to film the pre-competition dance routine, so the 3D on that looked really sharp. The only other thing that stood out more was when someone stood up in front of a camera. It seemed like some was standing in the front of the theater.
It was pretty empty Saturday night, but I could see games in 3D start really taking off. Watching the game felt like watching from the first row. And costs of going to this was much less than a trip to the stadium would be. People filling the theatre and creating a quality environment is the next step.
When time Team Detroit advanced to the second round of the Shooting Stars competition, and again when Arron Afflalo, Bill Laimbeer and Smith won the competition, those attending let out muffled cheers. The impression I got from everyone’s enthusiasm was, “I don’t want to care about the Shooting Stars, but it’s still Detroit, and I can’t help but root for Detroit.”
Thanks to Mike Wade from the NBA for setting this up.