STEREOTEC supported the Paramount production »Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters« with the latest 3D technology and on-set stereography

It took only one weekend to make Tommy Wirkola‘s “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” become a box office hit. After five weeks, and even before being released in larger areas of Europe, the Paramount production has already grossed more than $205 Mio. worldwide (Meanwhile „Witch Hunters“ is also No. 1 in Germany). As most of it was earned in 3D screenings, it proves that 3D is still very popular and maybe more than ever before.

The German based company STEREOTEC was wholly responsible for the live action 3D shoot which took place in Germany, most of it was shot at Studio Babelsberg close to Berlin. STEREOTEC supplied two of their Mid Size Rigs and a crew headed by Lead Stereographer and STEREOTEC CEO Florian Maier.

The movie was originally planned to be shot in 2D and then to be converted to 3D. “The schedule was extremely tight. Jeremy Renner was between two other projects and there were only few weeks to shoot the part”, remembers Florian Maier. The assumption was that a 3D shoot would take much longer than a 2D shoot,