Das erste internationale

Expertensymposium im 3D Bereich.

3D-Symposium 2012 3D-Festival 2011
The visual representation of the physical space
Prof. Dr. Helio Souza

This talks intends to investigate theoretical issues related to the use of technology in filming stereoscopic (S3D) documentaries and its immersive function.
The stereoscopic film technology makes use of two cameras synchronized to be positioned side by side to give a pair of stereoscopic images. The biggest problem of stereoscopic cinema activity is in the correct determination of the distance between the optical axes of the lens of these two cameras.
In a documentary film the question becomes more complex. Control parallax during filming is often hampered by the unpredictability of events to be filmed.
At a 3D documentary is known that visual perception is more immersive, which can be used for a better understanding of events or spatial structures present in a film. The spatial relationships become more evident, but to better represent it, needs a greater operational control at the time of filming.
The current stage of this technology implies a setback in the methods of documentary footage that have been enhanced from the experience of American Direct Cinema and French Cinémà Verité, with strong implications for the language of film.

Curriculum Vitae

Hélio Souza was born in São Paulo city, Brazil, in March, 13 of 1959.
His secondary school was an Electronic Technician State School.
In 1977, he was admitted for his under-graduated studies at the Biology School of the São Paulo State University (USP). Parallel to this course he was working as a photographer at a studio.
From 1981 to 1983 he taught Sciences and Biology at a television broadcast in an Educational TV of São Paulo State – Brazil (The Culture TV).
From 1983 to 1990 Helio Souza had done his graduate course on Cinema, at the Communication and Arts School of USP, obtaining his Master of Fine Arts Degree. During this time he also made a documentary film about a very polluted region near São Paulo (“Cubatão My Love”, 16mm, 20min).
In 1987, Helio Souza was accepted for a federal teaching position at the Federal University of Mato Grosso of South (UFMS) – Brazil, in Campo Grande City. At UFMS, he taught Photography and Video Techniques to the Arts Course.
From 1995 to 1999, he obtained his PhD on Communications and Semiotics at the Catholic University of São Paulo PUC/SP. His thesis was published in 2001, with the name “Documentary, Reality and Semiosis”, this book reviews the semiotics of reality representation on documentary films.
From 2001 to 2004 he taught Documentary and Photography to the Image and Sound Undergraduate Course at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). At this university, he had begun the research on Stereoscopic Digital Photo and Video.
In 2005, he returned back to UFMS at Campo Grande city, and begun to teach Film Language, Documentary and Semiotics at the Graduate Master Course on Language Studies.
Actually, Helio Souza continues his research on Stereoscopic 3Digital Image Techniques (S3D) applied to documentaries. Nowadays he is producing a documentary 3D film about a Geopark located at the border of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia, in the center of South America.