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Jun 29, 2014

Depthies and Flatties

I recently finished reading Special Effects: The History and Technique (Richard Rickett, 2006) and in addition to illuminating me as to how a vast range of special effects are achieved it's introduced me to a couple of awesome coinages that never really seem to have taken off – depthies and flatties. In other words 3D and 2D movies.



The terms were apparently coined in the '50s 3D boom when there were probably still a few people calling movies that weren't silent talkies. As much as I like them, and despite the fact that with the recent boom in 3D it would be a good time to bring them back, flatties does sound a little derogatory towards 2D movies.

Suggesting 2D movies don't have depth is unfair especially as there's still a bit of gimmickiness surrounding 3D films, making most of them more shallow than a good flattie that doesn't need an extra dimension for people to enjoy them.



Mark is a freelancer who specialises in creative copywriting and content creation. Starting out as a freelance blogger he's experienced at putting his copywriting skills to work on a variety of subjects and can easily turn his hand to different styles. In his years as a freelance writer he's always brought a creative edge to everything he's written. 

In addition to being a freelance copywriter and a hard-working wordsmith Mark has also forged other forms of content for the web and print working as a photographer, video editor and a general content creator on a freelance basis. 

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Based in Devon Mark lives within questing distance of the UK's Middle Earth aka Dartmoor. He likes his detectives hard-boiled, his eggs runny, and his time travel non-paradoxical.

These are the freelance content creation services available from Mark:

  • Freelance copywriting
  • Freelance blog creation
  • Freelance writing
  • Freelance photography
  • Freelance video editing

If you need a freelance writer, photographer, or video editor get in touch with Mark to find out how he can help:

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