An update on guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani’s upcoming 3D concert film, ‘Satchurated’ has been issued. You can read the official press release below.
“We’re in the final stages of completing ‘Satchurated.’ This is a concert film featuring Joe Satrinani. We filmed it live at the Metropolis in Montreal in mid-December 2010. Although this was our second 3D production, it will be the first one to be released. Like ‘The Orchestrion Project’ featuring Pat Metheny, ‘Satchurated’ will be released in cinemas first, followed by home video and broadcast. There will also be a 2D version of this film. The 3D version was edited by Yves Dion and the 2D version was edited by Martin Julien. Both were mixed by Mike Fraser. Departement Camera provided the 3D rigs. Stay tuned…”
In an interview with Attention Deficit Delirium, Satriani said that he expects ‘Satchurated’ to hit, “500 theaters around the world…”
Satriani says that the film is a cut above other 3D concert films, because the concerts shown in the film, which were filmed in Montréal last December, were planned with the 3D format in mind. “The other 3D stuff is people leaning into the camera. We didn’t do that, and they purposely laid out the stage a little different than how we would normally do it because they wanted to make sure that there wouldn’t be this gimmicky object poking you in the face all the time, disrupting the feel of the concert. ”
Satriani continued, by declaring that, “The 3D version is really remarkable. It’s not goofy like 3D chiller movies. There’s just this extra depth that’s incredible. I had to keep taking the glasses off to marvel at it yesterday, at how cool it looked. It’s just made the experience so much more enjoyable.”
Stay tuned for the screening dates for ‘Satchurated.’