First 3D Drama to Air in September

      July 26, 2010 11:32

      Production on the nation's first 3D drama is currently underway, bringing the 3D boom from movies and sports to soap operas.

      MBC Production on Sunday announced, "We are currently shooting the entire first episode of the third season of 'Byulsoongum' in 3D. Households with 3D TVs will be able to enjoy it in 3D on cable channel MBC DramaNet or the SkyLife 3D test channel."

      The new season of the historical mystery drama about a special investigative police unit in the late 19th century will kick off on Sept. 4.

      A scene from MBC's first 3D costume drama "Byulsoongum" /Courtesy of MBC Production

      MBC recently converted its drama "Kim Su-ro, The Iron King" and a making-of video from 2D to 3D, but this is the first time that a drama is being produced in 3D from the start.

      Unlike previous shoots when 2D and 3D versions were filmed separately, on "Byulsoongum" they are being produced simultaneously, with the exception of some moving-camera shots, drastically reducing the shooting time.

      "We expect the introduction of the first 3D drama to heat up competition in the nascent 3D TV content market," said Kim Hwa-jin, a producer at MBC Production.

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