New PDF release: 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

By Ray Zone

ISBN-10: 0813136113

ISBN-13: 9780813136110

In 2009, Avatar, a 3D motion picture directed through James Cameron, grew to become the main winning movie of all time, a technological step forward that has grossed greater than $2.5 billion around the world. Its seamless computer-generated imagery and dwell motion stereo images successfully outlined the significance of 3D to the way forward for cinema, in addition to all different at the moment evolving electronic screens. even though stereoscopic cinema all started within the early 19th century and exploded within the Fifties in Hollywood, its current prestige as an everlasting style used to be proven by means of Avatar's success.

3-D Revolution: The background of recent Stereoscopic Cinema strains the increase of recent 3-D expertise from Arch Oboler's Bwana satan (1952), which introduced the 50s 3-D increase in Hollywood, to the rapidly-modernizing three-D this present day. Ray quarter takes a accomplished method that not just examines the expertise of the movies, but in addition investigates the company, tradition, and artwork in their construction. Influencing new generations of filmmakers for many years, the evolution of 3-D cinema know-how maintains to fill our theaters with summer season blockbusters and vacation megahits.

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He also provided, in passing, something of a historical summary of dual-band 3-D production. “A 35mm two-film camera was used by Frederic Eugene Ives between 1900 and 1905 in producing stereo motion pictures,” wrote Norling. “The two lenses were mounted with fixed centers 1¾" apart. They were coupled together for focussing and for diaphragm settings. The magazines were mounted within the camera body and had a capacity of 200 ft. ”9 To set the stage for his summary of dual-camera arrangements, Norling addressed the two primary optical parameters of stereoscopic motion picture photography: interaxial spacing, or the distance between the two camera lenses and convergence; and the toeing in of the optical axes.

These separations were used by Technicolor to make the printing matrices for dye imbibition prints. Loucks and Norling also produced a 35mm black-andwhite 3-D film called Thrills for You (1940) for the Pennsylvania Railroad exhibit at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, where it became a major attraction. ”5 In the interim between 1941 and the release of Bwana Devil, Loucks and Norling built a dual-band motion picture 3-D camera that housed two films in a single camera body.

5-minute story that Smith characterized as “a travesty on the Frankenstein craze of that era” titled Third Dimensional Murder (1941) and released in anaglyph with a process that MGM dubbed Metroscopix. Norling’s camera arrangement No. 4 is bulky but presents certain advantages. ”14 A serious disadvantage of this system is a 60 percent loss of light through reflection and transmission. 5 times with this system, and a scene normally requiring 600-foot candles to light would require 1,500-foot candles.

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