3D is not just for Hollywood
Peter 'Pete'? van Hooke, musician and filmmaker, was interviewed by DVD Intelligence editor, Jean-Luc Renaud, at the 2nd Blu-ray Disc Academy 3D conference, Hamburg, 3-4 May 2011.
Before moving into independent 3D production, Peter started his career as a session drummer working with the British band Mike and the Mechanics, Van Morrison, Cliff Richard, Ezio, Lloyd Webber, Mark Isham, Dr John, Scott Walker and others. During the 1980s he co-produced (along with Rod Argent) many of Tanita Tikaram's hits. Peter established his own music label MMC, later sold to EMI, before moving into filmmaking and music TV production. He created and co-produced the celebrated television series Live from Abbey Road, aired on the UK's Channel 4 and in over 100 countries between 2006 and 2008.
In association with Panasonic, Peter is working on HD-Music.TV, a 3D production consisting of five music programmes, 12 shows 'ive' on air with the biggest acts in the world, in a joint venture with Universal. Peter filmed in 3D a Paul Carrack concert, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at AIR Studios in London. The 3D Blu-ray disc was one of the four titles bundled with Panasonic 3D home cinema products launched earlier this year. The other titles being Avatar, Ice Age 3, Coraline.
One to break industry barriers, Peter is keen to show that 3D is not the preserve of Hollywood. He is also shooting a 3D documentary, Dragon Keeper, about a breeder of dragons in the Canary Islands who travels the worlds.