Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Demand for Dimensions

Demand for Dimensions

Demand for Dimensions

If they weren’t in a dark room, you might think that the people sitting around here had caught on to a fancy new style of sunglasses. In fact, they are watching a movie created with three dimensional (3-D) technology and the glasses make the movie come alive.

The movie Avatar led the way as 3-D films have spread around the world, and there is now a 4-D theatre in Cambodia, a testament to technological development in the country. The 4-D Simulation Theatre in Sorya Shopping Centre was established late in 2009 and 11 movies, all imported, are now available upon demand. Yen Sopheak, who works at the 4D Simulation Theatre, claimed, “the movies are actually 4-D, the update of 3-D,” explaining that 3-D movies let you see everything but feel nothing; while 4-D movies let you feel everything, including wind blowing, water spraying, and the earth shaking with the use of a movable platform and fans that blow air or steam at viewers.

On her way out of the theatre Ho Chenda, who said she had been to the theatre 11 times, was thrilled and said she felt like she had been starring in the movie.

Recently, some music production companies have also made 3-D videos for their advertisements and video karaoke. “We want to make something new so that the audience will like,” said Lay Sokchomren, the general manager of Sunday Productions.

Sin Chanchaya, director of the Film Department in the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, said that while Cambodian’s have yet to produce a feature length 3-D movie it might happen soon. “There are young people learning about this, so Cambodia will have plenty human resources to produce 3-D films,” Sin Chanchaya said.

MOST VIEWED

  • US imposes sanctions on Oknha Pheap and Kun Kim

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed strong dismay on Monday over the designation of Cambodian tycoon Oknha Try Pheap and General Kun Kim under the US’ Global Magnitsky Act. “It is very disturbing when the public figures of a country become the

  • Mother, daughter killed in hotel fire

    The bodies of a mother and daughter were found locked in an embrace after they were killed in a hotel fire in Phnom Penh at around 3:30am on Wednesday at the Phkar Chhouk Tep 2 Hotel and Restaurant in Phsar Doeum Kor commune, in the capital’

  • EBA withdrawal a destruction of EU achievements, PM says

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the EU’s possible suspension of its Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement amounted to a destruction of its achievements in the Kingdom and the demise of the opposition group. Hun Sen made the remarks while addressing more than 6,700 students during

  • US told to refrain from interfering in Sokha case

    Senior Cambodian officials said on Thursday that the US can monitor Kem Sokha’s trial as it wishes but would not be allowed to interfere in court procedures. The point was made in response to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments on Wednesday

  • Europe expected to consider EBA efforts, impact

    The government said it expects the European Commission to consider its efforts to comply with the “Everything But Arms” (EBA) regulations and the impact on one million workers should access to the agreement be suspended in February. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

  • Sri Lanka’s LOLC Holdings plans to sell Cambodian unit

    LOLC Holdings Plc, Sri Lanka’s second-largest publicly traded company by revenue, plans to sell its 70 per cent stake in Prasac Microfinance Institution Ltd, which also counts Hong Kong’s Bank of East Asia Ltd. as a shareholder, LOLC deputy chairman Ishara Nanayakkara said. Nanayakkara