James Cameron is creating his own his own seal of approval for 3D filmmakers under his banner, the Cameron-Pace Group. Cameron stated "we want to be the Dolby of 3D." Cameron claims he wants to create a certificate for filmmakers the way Real D does it for the display side.
Really now? Who died and made you God, Jim? Are filmmakers themselves supposed to bow down to you if they make a 3D movie and have to get your stamp? If they don't have your seal of approval, does that mean that all their hard work and efforts aren't worthy after being viewed by the "King of the World", that no one else may see them and that they should be shunned, exiled or even chased by torch-carrying villagers away from film distributors because they don't have your technology or bank account? That you get to decide like a Caesar overlooking gladiators in combat in a Roman arena to give them a thumbs up or down weather their project lives or dies?
I don't think so.
The fact is, you forgot your roots, Jim. You started your career with Roger Corman's studio where there was no money and one had to create something out of nothing using their imagination. A lot of filmmakers don't have the luxuries you have and they rely on what they have on hand and what they do create.
Inspiration is the key to innovation, not conformation. Creavity is the key in doing the best you can with want you have and when you stifle creativity, you stagnate progress.
Cameron once said, "it all begins with story." Well. now, its easy to throw a fresh coat of paint on a project like the Outer Limits episode Soldier and Man Who Was Never Born and call it The Terminator, remake a French film and call it True Lies, look at the classic A Night To Remember, insert the Jack and Rose love story and there you have Titanic, or even use the story of Pocahontas and call it Smurfs In Space... sorry, I meant Avatar.
Do people need to see your seal of approval to know that a 3D film that someone worked hard on to know that's accepted by you that its watchable? No, the paying public decides weather or not they like it.
Andre de Toth directed one of the greatest 3D films ever made that still stands the test of time. The 1953 remake of the 1933 version of Mystery In the Wax Museum entitled, House of Wax that starred Vincent Price, Phyllis Kirk and Charles Buchinski (later known as Charles Bronson). He did this with no depth perception as he only had one eye. I doubt if he needed any kind of seal to be accepted.
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