David Walliams' acclaimed children's novel makes the journey to the screen, in the BBC's Christmas Special that entertainment families in 2012.

And given the film's larger than life characters, and magical themes - it was a perfect choice for one of the BBC's terrestrial 3D broadcasts.

The challenge presented to Matthew Smith and the Vision3 team, was how to maintain the high level of 3D production typical to their work on feature films, within the schedule and budget constraints of a TV special.

Matthew joined the project early in the planning stage, working with the director, production team and camera equipment house to devise an efficient workflow and methodology that ensured an exceptionally quick 3D production solution - even capable of working around the challenges of working with kids and animals!

Declan Lowney

Matt Smith

Stereo Supervisor
Chris Parks