Life of Pi Review

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I saw Life of Pi the second week of December, and my mind just now processed everything. The visuals were some of the most stunning imagery I’ve ever seen. I still think about the story, what it all means, and how it ties into my own life.

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Here Are the Theaters Showing The Hobbit at 48fps in North America

(From Studio Daily By Bryant Frazer  

In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Times reported last week that The Hobbit will screen at its native 48fps projection rate in only about 450 North American movie theaters — probably a little more than 10 percent of the screens the film will eventually be booked on in the U.S. and Canada. 

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For those who like to plan in advance, the film’s official website has posted a list of theaters that are booked to screen the film in what is now known as “HFR 3D.” (Scroll down to see the full list.) The “HFR” stands for high-frame-rate, of course, and the HFR version of The Hobbit will only be screened in 3D. It’s not quite clear if this list is exhaustive. We count 385 U.S. theaters and another 49 in Canada for a total of 434. It’s possible that more could convert before the film’s December 14 (or midnight December 13, depending on how you look at it) opening.

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3D Super Star Ray Zone Dead at 65


Ray Zone - World's Leading Stereoscopic 3D Historian







3D Industry-   One of the most well-known, well-liked and enthusiastic supporters of 3D, Ray Zone, passed away suddenly from a heart attack at age 65 on November 13.  Insight Media joins all of the 3D community in mourning the loss of this inspiring person.  He will be mightily missed.  A memorial gathering is being planned for early December, but details are not yet available.  


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(Source: insight-media.com)

TFK Goes 3-D

TFK Kid Reporter Taylor Pannell explores the technology that makes 3-D movies come to life

TFK Kid Reporter Taylor Pannell operates 3ality Technicas 3-D camera at RED Studios, in Hollywood, California.


Kid Reporter Taylor Pannell went on a 3-D adventure for TFK this summer. She journeyed passed the Hollywood Sign to RED Studios, a filmmaking studio in Hollywood, California, where she learned about 3-D movie magic and created her own 3-D images. Every year, RED offers a summer camp for kids ages 9-15 to get hands-on experience with the same 3-D cameras used to make blockbuster films and to learn from technicians in the industry.

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Camp RED 2012

September is upon us and it’s time to head back to school. Remembering the joys of summer and how we spent those scorching golden days, I can honestly say, I had a RAD summer! And Camp RED is by far the coolest thing you could have done this summer, if you were 7-15 yr old (or lucky enough to be part of the Camp RED team).

RED, makers of the #1 Digital Cinema cameras in the world, founded by Oakley sunglasses legend Jim Jannard, has set an initiative – to inspire a whole new generation of filmmakers. And they’re doing it by providing creative young minds access to the most cutting edge filmmaking technology available, in a week long, hands-on, kid targeted workshop.

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"Think in 3D" A New book for 3D Professionals

THINK IN 3D

"The book is designed to inspire a new kind of "3D thinking" in Directors, Cinematographers, Screenwriters and even Film School students, to encourage further exploration and integration of this medium into the process of visual storytelling.

Stereoscopic 3D should not only be about rigs and parallax any more than traditional filmmaking is about focal lengths and aspect ratios. Certainly there are techniques and considerations that have to be taken into account when making good Stereo 3D, but ultimately it is only how Stereoscopic 3D influences the audience’s experience of a film that is important.

This book provides food for thought in the form of a story and conversation, designed to inspire the reader, as we delve into this fascinating new medium.

The book will lead you through an exploration of the most important questions about the art of Storytelling in 3D, then inspire you to venture into Why and What If? scenarios.  Hopefully that will lead to insights and inspire Directors, DPs and upcoming Stereographers, to unleash the true potential that S3D has as an integral, enriching part of the filmmaking process.”
Find it on Amazon.com!

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Kine & Einy Paulsen

Ingri:Dahl is an quality eyewear line that focuses on making fashionable 3D glasses for the movie theaters and 3D TVs. Stereo Sisters (twins) Einy and Kine Paulsen are raising funds to launch their new Spring Line and are asking for our help! 

Stereorthoptics: Notes on “Stereo Sue” Barry and Some Unknown Champions of Binocular Vision Therapy

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(Source: stereoview.org)

3DFF - 3D Experimental Project Winner 2011

By Brian Zink

Hollywood, CA(Hollywood Today)10/21/11/—The 3D Film Festival, 3DFF this year again covered 4 days with the gamut of 3D film making from major theater production to the TV, Internet, Trailers and 3D Academy presentations.  It came down after the four days to an evening of Award ceremonies. Panels and red carpet premieres all held at the Los Angeles Film School.

This year had more big names and large productions at the festival. I did find an interesting story in one of the not so well known categories 3D Experimental Projects.

This is not a well traveled Genre and what better place to find an answer than 3DFF 2011. These are not like Blockbusters that are made for commercial reasons but are art films that are made for personal reasons. You quickly find the directors making these films try to make them very different from blockbuster films as well. As one would guess these movies usually use strange or unusual stories and characters that the audience may not have seen before. Most all have small casts and are very often about people’s feelings and thoughts. After a number of interviews with the director I’m posting the following story:

Best 3D Experimental Projects: “The Shadower” directed by Jenny Januszewski and “Tarang” directed by ShyamK.

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(Source: hollywoodtoday.net)

Phantom Flex 3D test

3D stereographer Celine Tricart shooting on the Phantom Flex FOR NEWS

On 6 October Alga Panavision France organised its traditional open house in Aubervilliers and asked Binocle to create an innovative 3D workshop based on shooting high-speed stereoscopic footage on the Vision Research Phantom Flex camera.

Installed in a Alga Panavision France studio located in the outskirts of Paris, the Binocle team spent the day demonstrating high-speed stereoscopic shooting.

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(Source: screenafrica.com)