Medieval history fans get an online treat from the makers of Battle Castle – dozens of photos and videos of castles in 3D! The images include Dover Castle in England, Malbork Castle in Poland, and Crac des Chevaliers in Syria.
Battle Castle, which is being made by Parallax Film Productions in British Columbia, Canada, will begin airing on Canadian television in February. While the show is not filmed in 3D, the producers used the opportunity of visiting these medieval castles to take 3D pictures and film.
Nicole Tomlinson, Battle Castle’s main writer, said to Medievalists.net that they are trying to get people to be as immersed as possible in the history, emotional experience and visual experience of these beautiful creations from the Middle Ages. “You can feel the wall jumping out and the towers jutting out when you see these images,” she said.
Battle Castle and Parallax Film have posted the photos to FLickr and the videos to Youtube, and have set them to Creative Commons (non-commercial) licensing. This will allow their audience to pick their favourites and download them so that people can make their own collections and give this experience away.
Nicole added, “people are connecting with us through Battle Castle and we want to share the content.”
To view the images and videos properly, any kind 3D glasses will be needed. The videos on youtube can be played on 3D capabale monitors. The first episode of Battle Castle airs on History Televison on February 23, 2012.