Movie Glass Slide DVD
released is a new DVD that recaptures a lost movie-going experience
from Hollywood’s Golden Era: Movie Glass Slides. 3-D
enthusiasts will want a copy of the DVD to experience some
vintage 3-D images of Golden Age movie theatres.
The bonus 3-D section features rare vintage
3-D photos of Golden Age movie theatres such as Grauman’s
Chinese Theater in Hollywood as well as a tour of Radio City
Music Hall in 1933. A pair of 3-D glasses is included with
"The source of the 3-D images are stereocards
(some amateur), 1930's 3-D filmstrips and other 3-D sources,"
said The Movie Glass Slide DVD's Christopher Perry.
"I have been looking for 3-D photos of movie theaters
for about 20 years and most of what I have found is seen on
the DVD. Unfortunately, movie theaters are not very plentiful
in the third dimension. It is frustrating because it is one
of my favorite subjects. Architecture is an art that can only
be truly experienced in the third dimension."
"All the stereo images were side-by-side photos converted
to anaglyph after doing a lot of restoration of the images,"
said Perry. "Some were in rather rough condition with
Glass slides of silent film star Harold Lloyd
are abundant on the DVD. Lloyd was a well-known 3-D photographer.
(Editor's note: See previous issues of 3-D
Review Online Magazine for features about Harold Lloyd.)
"The DVD was authored by Jonathan Wuite,"
said Perry. "There are many techniques used on the DVD
that are not found in editing programs and Jonathan had to
figure out how to make many things possible, such as having
the glass slides slide on and off the screen."
This DVD features an astounding 700 vintage
slides that were used in movie theaters as coming attractions
to advertise upcoming silent movies of that era. Most of the
slides feature hand-tinted color and dynamic graphics. It
was not unusual for a glass slide of a particular movie to
be more exciting than the movie itself. There is also some
great old time piano music that reminds one of sitting in
a theatre watching a silent film flash before their eyes.
While many of the glass slides feature famous classics, many
of the slides advertise silent films that are lost forever.
Sadly, a single glass slide is all that remains of some of
these great motion pictures. One such example featured on
the DVD is a slide for the lost Lon Chaney film London
This DVD gives you the option of an automatic slide show
or, using your remote, you can manually change the slides
at your own pace. As the glass slides slide on and off the
screen, they are accompanied by authentic silent movie music
from the silent era. The music is performed by the music director
of the Photoplay Orchestra.
There are some glass slides on the DVD that are very desirable
and expensive. Usually, the big titles and big stars are the
ones that demand the biggest price. Slides with Charlie Chaplin,
Rudolph Valentino and Greta Garbo would be good examples.
There is even an early Disney Mickey Mouse slide.
The glass slides are grouped in various sections such as
comedies, westerns, serials, railroad movies, dramas, leading
ladies, Intermission, advertising slides and more.
DVD Producer: Christopher Perry
Technical Director: Johathan Wuite
Copyright 2007 Cheezy Productions
The DVD is priced at $20, plus $4 for shipping. Cost for
international shipping is $6. To order the DVD visit http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZdoctor3-dQQhtZ-1.
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is a stereo viewer foldable to compact-disc packing size.
It comes with adjustable interocular aspherical lenses for
an audience of all ages. This is the stereo viewer for the
21st Century. The viewer is well constructed and boasts a
new "wide-screen" image viewing format.
Besides the interchangeable panoramic slides (image-format
25mm x 54mm), it can also be used to view traditional Realist
size mounted 3-D Slides (slide-format 41 x 101 mm).
The viewer is immersed in the scene when viewing panoramic
slides through the Pana-Vista stereo viewer. These "wide-angle"
views have amazing depth and their extra width gives the viewer
more to see, much like a widescreen movie gives the theatre
patron more to see on the silver screen.
It's no surprise that the inventor of the viewer has a motion
picture background. Henry Chung is one of Hong Kong's leading
cinematographers shooting feature films, commercial films,
corporate films, documentaries and short films. Besides his
expertise in lighting and camera work, he has been creating
three dimensional photographic and cinematographic arts.
- He had a 3-D photo exhibition Five-Leg-Tour in
the Fringe Club in February 1996.
- He had filmed a special 3-D film Professor Extreme
that had been shown in Shanghai 1996 as Director of Photography.
The 3-D film camera rig for the film was also designed by
- In May 1999, his solo 3-D photo exhibition of the Kai
Tak Airport in Pacific Place , The Last Days of Kai Tak
and the 3-D photo book Good
Bye Kai Tak was also published.
- In September 1999, Europe, China a joint 3-D
photo exhibition in Broadway Cinematheque.
- In February 2002, Seoul Korea, Big City Small Scenes,
- He had won the Film of Merit Awards with his 35mm short
film, Mind Notes in the Hong Kong Independent Film
Competition in 1994.
3-D photos are posted online. The online images can be
free-viewed or seen by using a plastic hand-held viewer. However,
to get the full impact of the images, use the very affordable
Pana-Vista viewer to see the images as they were intended
to be seen. A pair of Hasselbald Xpan and a pair of Fujifilm
TX-2 mounted on a rig are the cameras used to take the widescreen
3-D slides. They are range finder type cameras with interchangeable
lenses. "I used three pairs of 45mm, 30mm and 90mm lenses,"
said Chung, "Tthey could do normal 36 x 24mm or 64 x
24mm panoramic format."
The Pana-Vista stereo viewer is awarded a 3-D
Review Online Magazine Must See 3-D™ Editor's Choice
Contact Henry Chung for pricing and availability.
60 King’s Road,
23/F, Flat C,
Hong Kong, China.
The viewer has been sold in the U.S. for $14.99 plus $10
shipping. A set of 8 panoramic stereo slides is available
for $39.99 plus $10 shipping. Both shipping charges include
standard air mail worldwide.
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Stereoptics View-Master® Auctions May 8 and 10, 2007
of the best places to find View-Master® and other 3-D
items for sale is Jefferson Stereoptics regularly held View-Master®
and stereoview auctions conducted by John Saddy. The latest
collection of View-Master® goodies goes on the auction
block on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, featuring lots 1 through 345.
The second part of the auction concludes on Thursday, May
10, 2007, with lots 346 through 734.
Subscribers receive John's catalog several times a year.
Cost of the subscription pays for printing the catalog and
postage to mail it. Each issue of the printed catalog includes
photos of some of the most sought after 3-D items featured
in each sale.
Some of the items in the May auctions:
Many hard to find theme park packets including Dogpatch U.S.A.
(G3 A442 Edition A), Coney Island (S3 56A,B, C) and more.
A large assortment of test and advertising reels. A Model
D focusing viewer, cutter for Mark II Stereo camera, ABC Wide
World of Sports Theatre, complete Personal Camera outfit and
much more .
The auction items are also listed and all lots are scanned
on John's Web site at www.saddyauctions.com. The Web site
is easily navigated by topic. Each item is grouped in areas
of interest such as View-Master® packets USA and Canada
or View-Master® packets Television and Movies and so on.
You will need to register on the site in order to place a
John grades each item and includes elaborate descriptions,
too. Unlike eBay, sniping is not part of the equation in John's
auctions. Lots are closed with a very liberal waiting period.
Beginning at the closing time, after 10 minutes with no bids
or inquiries, all lots are closed together.
You can contact John via an e-mail link on his Web site to
find out about subscribing to the catalog. Jefferson Stereoptics
is located in London Ontario, Canada.
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holds press conference about first 3-D images of the Sun
held a press conference on April 23 to unveil new 3-D images
of the sun from the agency's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory
For the first time, scientists are able to see structures
in the Sun's atmosphere in three dimensions. The new view
will improve space weather forecasting and greatly aid scientist's
ability to understand solar physics.
The two nearly identical observatories, one ahead of Earth
in its orbit, the other trailing behind, trace the flow of
energy and matter from the Sun to Earth. They reveal the 3-D
structure of coronal mass ejections, violent eruptions of
matter from the sun that can disrupt satellites and power
grids and help us understand why they happen. STEREO will
become a key addition to the fleet of space weather detection
satellites by providing more accurate alerts for the arrival
time of Earth-directed solar ejections with its unique side-viewing
High resolution STEREO 3-D images and movies are being displayed
at museums and science centers! Check for ones near you.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science Denver, CO
Adler Planetarium Chicago, IL
Mission Image Release
Maryland Science Center Baltimore, MD
Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Concord, NH
Images of the Sun
American Museum of Natural History - Hayden Planetarium
New York, NY
Kopernik Observatory Vestal, NY
Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium Williamsville,
NY Apr. 23 April Public Show
Franklin Institute Philidelpia, PA
North Museum of Natural History and Science Lancaster,
For more information about STEREO, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/stereo.
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Burton's Vincent Goes 3-D
converted Tim Burton’s 1994 animated feature The
Nightmare Before Christmas to stereoscopic 3-D last year,
Disney is giving the same treatment to Vincent, a
stop-motion short the celebrated filmmaker made in 1982.
According to The Hollywood Reporter,
Nightmare will be back in 3-D-equipped theatres this
October with a special 3-D version of Vincent.
Animated by Stephen Chiodo and narrated by late horror movie
icon Vincent Price, Vincent is a six-minute black-and-white
film about a boy named Vincent Malloy who idolizes Price and
does his best to live like an Edgar Allen Poe character. Vincent
has daydreams of horror and his fantasies are driving his
mother crazy. The short was directed by Tim Burton and produced
by Rick Heinrichs.
The Saturn Sandworm seen later in Beetlejuice and
The Nightmare Before Christmas first appears in this
The gothic comedy won the Audience Award at the 1984 Ottawa
International Animation Festival and helped launch Burton’s
by Tim Burton
Malloy is seven years old,
He's always polite and does what he's told.
For a boy his age he's considerate
But he wants to be just like Vincent Price.
He doesn't mind living with
his sister, dog and cats,
Though he'd rather share a home with spiders and bats.
There he could reflect on the
horrors he's invented,
And wander dark hallways alone and tormented.
Vincent is nice when his aunt
comes to see him,
But imagines dipping her in wax for his wax museum.
He likes to experiment on his
In the hopes of creating a horrible zombie.
So he and his horrible zombie dog,
Could go searching for victims in the London fog.
His thoughts aren't only of
He likes to paint and read to pass some of the time.
While other kids read books like Go Jane Go,
Vincent's favorite author is Edgar Allen Poe.
One night while reading a gruesome
He read a passage that made him turn pale.
Such horrible news he could not survive,
For his beautiful wife had been buried alive.
He dug out her grave to make
sure she was dead,
Unaware that her grave was his mother's flower bed.
His mother sent Vincent off
to his room,
He knew he'd been banished to the tower of doom.
Where he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life,
Alone with a portrait of his beautiful wife.
While alone and insane, encased
in his tomb,
Vincent's mother suddenly burst into the room.
She said, "If you want
to you can go out and play.
It's sunny outside and a beautiful day."
Vincent tried to talk, but he
just couldn't speak,
The years of isolation had made him quite weak.
So he took out some paper, and
scrawled with a pen,
"I am possessed by this house, and can never leave
His mother said, "You're
not possessed, and you're not almost dead.
These games that you play are all in your head.
You're not Vincent Price, you're Vincent Malloy.
You're not tormented or insane, you're just a young
"You're seven years old, and you're my son,
I want you to get outside and have some real fun."
Her anger now spent, she walked
out through the hall,
While Vincent backed slowly against the wall.
The room started to sway, to shiver and creak.
His horrid insanity had reached its peak.
He saw Abacrombie his zombie
And heard his wife call from beyond the grave.
She spoke from her coffin, and made ghoulish demands.
While through cracking walls reached skeleton hands.
Every horror in his life that
had crept through his dreams,
Swept his mad laughter to terrified screams.
To escape the madness, he reached
for the door,
But fell limp and lifeless down on the floor.
His voice was soft and very
As he quoted The Raven from Edgar Allen Poe,
"And my soul from out that
shadow that lies floating on the floor,
Shall be lifted...Nevermore!"
© Tim Burton
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3 Lenticular Movie Poster
Pictures has released a three dimensional teaser movie poster
for Spider-Man 3. The Spider-Man 3 lenticular
movie poster features the chest torso of Peter Parker’s
red Spider-man suit that morphs into the black and white “symbiote”
The Spider-Man lenticular poster 3-D effect
happens when the viewer changes angles when looking at the
A 3-D lenticular movie poster image is created by a convex
prism lens over the surface of the printed poster, which shows
different parts of an image depending on the perspective of
the viewer. The process has been around since the 1900s, but
has become more popular in recent years as a collectible item.
While lenticular movie posters tend to be popular with collectors
and fans, film studios do not create lenticulars very often.
This is due to several reasons: they are more expensive to
produce, they require (for best results) being backlit in
a movie theater lightbox frame, and most importantly, smaller
poster details (such as text) are difficult to read.
Spider-Man 3 Synopsis
Peter Parker has finally found the balance he's longed for
between his love for Mary Jane Watson and his responsibilities
as Spider-Man. The city of New York and it's citizens are
at last coming around and appreciating everything he has done
as his crime-fighting alter ego, and Peter is in the running
for a staff job at The Daily Bugle.
However, everything Peter has worked for is about to unravel.
Flint Marko, while fleeing prison, is caught in an accident
that displaces molecules and is transformed into The Sandman,
a new super villain who is able to change his body into any
shape of sand he sees fit.
When Peter learns of a connection between The Sandman and
the murder of his Uncle Ben, he will stop at nothing as Spider-Man
to capture him. Before Peter can do so he discovers a mysterious
black substance has turned his suit black, and has brought
out a darker side of Parker and Spidey nobody has seen before.
Peter begins to give into this new dark personality and starts
to abandon the ones he loves the most.
His best friend, Harry Osborn, takes up his late father's
role as The New Green Goblin. Parker begins a new romance
with his lab partner, the beautiful Gwen Stacy but in doing
so Peter sets off a rival Bugle photographer, a troubled young
man by the name of Eddie Brock who is obsessed with Stacy.
Little does Peter know the black substance has its sights
set on Eddie as well. Turning Brock into Venom, a foe that
mirrors everything Spider-Man can do. Peter must become the
strong-willed hero he has forgotten about if he hopes to defeat
his greatest threat.
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3-D Movie Poster Checklist 1968 - 2007 (alphabetical)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Two different
lenticulars were produced. One featuring the space station
and one featuring the moon base. Both images were produced
in a small poster measuring 10” x 14” and a
larger poster measuring 23” x 33”. Lenticular
postcards of both images were also produced.
- Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl
- The Avengers (1998)
- Brainscan (1994) Issued for the video
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe (2006)
- Daredevil (2003) 16” x 24”
- The Day After Tomorrow (2004) 27”
- E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (2002) 20th
- Face Off (1997) A large lobby card was
produced in the UK.
- Final Destination (2000)
- Flubber (1997) A 40" x 60"
bus shelter poster
- The Frighteners (1996) An advance, regular
and bus shelter poster were released.
- Ghost Rider (2007)
- Godzilla (1998) A Japanese Daybill.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
(2007) Incredibly large 4-foot by 6-foot lenticular, which
was part of a lobby standee. Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
stamped on the back.
- Independence Day (1996) A 24"x
36" poster was created in the UK. Five small lenticular
posters were issued.
- Jack Frost (1998)
- Johnny Mnemonic (1995) British Quads.
- Jumanji (1995) German Window Card.
- Lilo and Stitch (2002) U.S. one-sheet,
Netherlands one-sheet and five small lenticular posters
of each character.
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1996)
- Mask of Zorro (1998) UK one-sheet.
- Matrix - Revolutions (2004) A lenticular
and foil poster.
- Matrix Reloaded (2003) A lenticular
and a hologram poster.
- Me, Myself and Irene (2000) Small lenticular
in the presskit.
- Men in Black 2 (2002) 27” x 40”
- Meteor Man (1993)
- Mighty Joe Young (1998) Half sheet.
- Monster House (2006)
- The Mummy (1999) Small German lenticular.
- The Mummy Returns (2001) 27” x
- Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Several
versions were released including Many Faces of Jack, Hell's
Gate and The Pumpkin Patch.
- The Perfect Storm (2000) UK lobby card.
- Pirates of the Carribean 2 - Dead Man’s
- The Ring 2 (2006) 27” x 40”
- The Santa Clause (1994) Only the snow
globe on the poster is lenticular.
- Shadow Builder (1997)
- Species 2 (1998) Two thick lenticular
posters requiring a lighted back were created. One with
"Coming this summer" and one with "Summer
1998". A thinner lenticular was also released for the
- Spider-man 3 (2007)
- Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)
UK bus shelter 40” x 60”
- Uncle Sam: I Want You Dead (1997) 22"
x 37" Reportedly only 10 of the 3-D posters were issued.
The images show four versions of Uncle Sam changing from
an old man into a ghoul.
- xXx (2002) 16” x 24”
- Zathura (2005) 27" x 40"
If there are any titles missing from this list, please send
to 3-D Review Online Magazine and let us know about it.
Uncle Sam: I Want You Dead lenticular 3-D
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Joint National Stereoscopic Association 33rd Convention and
16th ISU Congress is July 10-17, 2007, in Boise, Idaho
National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) is a non-profit organization
whose goals are to promote the study, collection and use of
stereographs, stereo cameras and related materials; to provide
a forum for collectors and students of stereoscopic history;
to promote the practice of stereo photography; to encourage
the use of stereoscopy in the fields of visual arts and technology;
to foster the appreciation of the stereograph as a visual
historical record, and to provide for the Oliver Wendell Holmes
Stereoscopic Research Library.
The purposes of the International Stereoscopic Union ("ISU")
are to provide an organizational framework for the universal
promotion of stereo photography and other forms of 3-D image
viewing; to provide social and professional association for
the membership; to provide opportunities for the development
of improved stereographic practice and skills; and to provide
a framework for the dispersal of stereographic educational
and informational materials. These purposes are accomplished
by holding biennial ISU Congresses, regular publication of
the journal Stereoscopy, and by forming and maintaining communications
with organizations of similar intent and the promotion of
activities to achieve the objectives of the Union.
The winning logo (seen above in L/R parallel stereo) was
designed by Terry Wilson with Ray Zone providing the 3-D conversion.
The annual convention will feature stereoscopic theatre presentations
and slideshows, workshops, trips, exhibits, food, trade shows
and two nights featuring 3-D items in the NSA auctions.
It's gonna be noisy in Boise during the annual spotlight
auction of fine photographica. The auction already includes
over 400 choice lots from the NSA Library Collection and other
To find out more, visit the official convention Web site
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and the Order of the Phoenix in IMAX 3-D
Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that select
scenes of the IMAX DMR® version of Harry Potter and
the Order of the Phoenix will be digitally converted
into an IMAX 3-D Experience®. IMAX Corporation plans to
use its proprietary 2-D to 3-D conversion technology to transform
approximately 20 minutes at the end of the film into IMAX®
3-D. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will
be released in IMAX® theatres and conventional theatres
on July 13, 2007, and Warner Bros. Pictures will be the exclusive
distributor of the film to IMAX theatres worldwide.
The film is based on the best-selling J.K. Rowling book and
is the fifth installment of the widely successful Harry Potter
film series. The previous installment of the series, Harry
Potter and the Goblet of Fire which opened on Nov. 18,
2005, shattered numerous IMAX 2-D box office records at the
time and has grossed more than $20 million in IMAX theatres
“We are so pleased to be bringing audiences yet another
outstanding Harry Potter film to the big screen in both 35mm
and IMAX theaters,” said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic
Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “This is the Studio’s
biggest franchise to date, and we expect this highly-anticipated
fifth film to play phenomenally well in all theaters throughout
“The Harry Potter films are an enormous draw all over
the world, and this film should prove to be no different,”
added Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of Distribution, Warner
Bros. Pictures International. “The last 20 minutes in
IMAX 3-D will add a new element of excitement to the Harry
Potter experience, making this a must-see for fans of all
ages. We’re looking forward to a long and very successful
“We couldn’t be happier to help bring this Harry
Potter film to life in a new way,” said IMAX Co-Chairmen
and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. “IMAX
theatres are the only place to experience this year’s
most anticipated movies in the world’s most immersive
format, and we anticipate that moviegoers will want to enjoy
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix featuring
scenes in IMAX 3-D more than once.”
“We are delighted to once again work with David Heyman
and the Harry Potter team, and Warner Bros. Pictures on another
memorable Harry Potter movie,” added Greg Foster, Chairman
and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “We know
that through the magic of IMAX, fans will already feel as
is if they are right next to Harry, Ron and Hermione in IMAX’s
larger-than-life 2-D format, and we are thrilled to treat
them to an even more immersive experience with the finale
of the film brought to you in IMAX 3-D.
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to Everest 3-D
Everest is to get the three-dimensional treatment for the
first time as Oscar-nominated nature documentary maker Greg
MacGillivray returns to the summit of the world's highest
peak to make a sequel of his inspiring 1998 movie Everest.
MacGillivray's Return to Everest 3-D will mark
the first time a film crew has captured the mountain with
IMAX 3-D technology.
As well as revisiting climbers and Sherpas featured in the
first film, the sequel will follow a medical expedition studying
the impact of extreme altitude on the human body.
Everest co-stars Jamling Norgay and Araceli Segarra reunite
inReturn to Everest 3-D. Produced and distributed
by MacGillivray Freeman Films. Director: Greg MacGillivray.
Co-Director: Michael Brown. Producers: Greg MacGillivray,
Shaun MacGillivray. Executive Producer: Harrison Smith. Editor:
Stephen Judson. Director of Photography: Brad Ohlund. Mountain
Director of Photography: Michael Brown.
The 40-minute documentary is currently in development. It
is scheduled for release on March 4, 2009.
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Cameron's Stereoscopic 3-D camera
The Uber Review, a Web site dedicated to gadgets
and wired madness, has posted a video showing James
Cameron's stereoscopic 3-D camera. The video also includes
a visit to Cameron's private screening room. The video describes
how the 3-D camera works like a human vision system, moving
to adapt focus from far away objects to closer objects. The
theory is that movement of the cameras helps keep depth conversion
easy on the eye.
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Vision to produce George Clinton's Mothership Show in 3-D
Vision Entertainment Inc. announced that in a 50-50 partnership
agreement with the King of Funk, George Clinton, Stereo Vision
is to produce the spectacular George Clinton Mothership show
The plan is to bring Clinton’s group to the L.A. Forum,
and film George and his enormous cast of over 100 characters
in a one-time only, state of art, true 3-D extravaganza. Stereo
Vision’s financial partner, Adirondack International
Pictures, is to provide the funding, and manage all of the
promotion for this rare concert event.
Stereo Vision’s Chief Executive Officer, Jack Honour,
stated, "This show is going to be lots of fun. Both for
the audience, and the Stereo Vision team. George is a terrific
guy, and as much fun to work with, as he is to watch on stage.
George has a worldwide appeal with fans of all ages, from
5 to 95. And due to the special venue nature of this content,
George Clinton’s Mothership show in 3-D, should have
a very long shelf life."
"This production is an example of Stereo Vision’s
determination to bring new and innovative content to a 3-D
theatre near you. When you go to the show and in 3-D, you
see George fly his Mothership out into the audience, you’ll
see just what I mean," Honour said.
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Sea-quel slated for 2009 Release in IMAX 3-D
Bros. Pictures Inc. and IMAX Corporation announced that they
will embark on a third original IMAX 3-D co-production for
release to IMAX theatres in 2009. With the working title Deep
Sea-quel, the IMAX 3-D picture will be made by the same
team behind the highly successful co-production of Deep
Sea 3-D, which has already grossed $40 million in IMAX
theatres around the world since it premiered in March 2006.
Deep Sea-quel will offer a uniquely inspirational
and entertaining way to explore the impact that global climate
change has had on ocean wilderness.
The new IMAX 3-D adventure will transport moviegoers to some
of the most exotic and isolated under sea locations on earth,
including southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the
Indo-Pacific region and allow them to experience face-to-face
encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures
of the sea.
The picture will be shot by award-winning Director/Cinematographer
Howard Hall, produced by Toni Myers, executive produced by
Graeme Ferguson, and produced for Howard Hall Productions
by Michele Hall. In addition to last year's Deep Sea 3-D,
Hall, Ferguson and Myers were all part of the accomplished
filmmaking team behind IMAX's first underwater 3-D adventure,
Into The Deep, which has grossed more than $70 million
since its 1991 release.
"The strong results from Into The Deep and
Deep Sea 3-D serve as a testament that this is a
subject matter that plays beautifully on IMAX screens, and
has time-tested appeal to moviegoers worldwide," said
Dan Fellman, president, domestic distribution, Warner Bros.
Pictures. "We look forward to working with Howard and
Michele Hall once again, to transport audiences to some of
the most amazing undersea locations in the world."
"Partnering with Warner Bros. Pictures helps us deliver
the thrill of Hollywood entertainment in our compelling original
IMAX 3-D productions, and drive audiences to our theatre network
well beyond opening weekend," said IMAX's Co-Chairmen
and Co-CEOs, Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "We
are delighted to have this exciting 'seaquel' as the first
in our 2009 film slate, and to once again work with one of
the most successful large format filmmaking teams in the industry."
"IMAX has a long history of transporting people to places
that they normally can't get to and we are excited to continue
the tradition with this next exciting project from the talented
team behind Deep Sea 3-D," said Greg Foster,
IMAX's Chairman and President, Filmed Entertainment. "Through
the exceptional vision of Howard and Michele Hall, Toni Myers
and the rest of this award winning-filmmaking team, the picture
is going to take viewers on an inspiring, entertaining and
educational underwater adventure that will provide new insight
into the effects of global warming."
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of Art and Photography has new summer hours
May 1, the 3-D Center of Art and Photography extended its
Summer hours May a through August 31
Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
First Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. (Free admission)
The 3-D Center of Art and Photography is located at 1928
NW Lovejoy in Portland, Oregon. Admission for adults (over
age 12) is $4. Family admission is $7.
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at the La Rinascnete in Milan Italy
ready for a department store peep show. IBM's only dedicated
fashion division, based in Milan, Italy, has launched a prototype
"multisensory cabin" for shoppers that's reminiscent
of a coin-operated viewing machine equipped with a projector.
About 10 fashionistas can gather in the small, dark box to
see what's behind the latest spring fashions. Wearing fold-up
polarized 3-D glasses, people watch canned scenes from the
world's top-tier catwalks. As images of gazelle girls on runways
waft by, viewers see flyby close-ups of real-world fashion
items. In other words, the stuff (think bags and shoes) that
actually comes off the catwalk for plebes.
Basic elements of the 13-by-20-foot cabin include two AG
Multivision 3-D DLP projectors and surround audio. There's
also a scent diffuser from Trieste-based M-Cube to circulate
smells (say, leather when the focus is shoes or sweet vanilla
for floaty summer dresses). All the devices are orchestrated
with IBM hardware and software.
During a two-week trial, 3,200 people drifted through this
fashion fantasy grope at Milan department store La Rinascente.
Although slick and appealing, the sensory-stimulating box
may not make busy shoppers linger. For one thing, at this
stage there are no individual controls to zoom in for detail
or get purchasing info.
Vito Di Bari, scientific director of the Milan think tank
NextMedia Lab, called the cabin a perfect example of "shoppertainment,"
a trend he expects to will evolve into more sophisticated
The box won't be mass-produced, but it will be made scalable
and on-demand. One box costs between 10,000 to 20,000 euro
(circa $13,000 to $27,000), depending on size. Also, IBM plans
to simply rent them for short periods and events.
Eventually, IBM's box could be used in the medical field
to design prostheses or for physical therapy, in the design
industry for virtual prototyping and even in spas for Jacuzzis
or massage chairs and a series of quick-change environments.
But for now, Spain will be the next country to get this new
form of retail therapy, though no date has been set, and IBM
branches outside Italy, including the United States, are considering
it for clients.
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Movies Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Warner Brothers (July 13, 2007)
Only the last 20 minutes will be in 3-D and only in IMAX
- Beowulf - Paramount
Animated retelling of the classic tale from Robert Zemeckis.
- African Adventure: Safari in the Okavango
- nWave (formerly Wild Africa 3-D)
- Fly Me to the Moon - nWave
- Lions 3-D: Roar of the Kalahari
- National Geographic (Spring 2007)
- U2 3D - (Autumn 2007)
- Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
- National Geographic (October 2007)
- Avatar - 20th
Live-action, science fiction story about fighting aliens
on another world, from director James Cameron.
- Journey 3-D - New Line Cinema
Live-action film about a trip beneath the surface of the
- Deep-Sequel - Warner Brothers
and IMAX 3-D
A sequel to Deep Sea 3-D
- Monsters vs. Aliens - DreamWorks
Rex Havoc and his team of experts out to kick the crap out
of ghouls, ghosts and the like.
- Return to Everest 3-D - MacGillivray
Announced but no release date
- 3-D film to be announced from Peter Jackson, who directed
the Lord of the Rings films.
- 3-D film to be announced from Steven Spielberg.
- Star Wars Trilogy by George
- Horroween from Stereo Vision
Entertainment Inc. and Adirondack International Pictures
- Godzilla: 3-D to the Max - Advanced
Audiovisual Productions (Announced in 2004 - May be a dead
- Shrek 4 - Disney
- Toy Story 3 - Disney
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Here are a few 3-D auction results from the past month
A View-Master® display featuring Disney's Mickey
Mouse sold for $99 with four bids. This may be from
the Belguim plant since the Jungle Book packet in the
plastic flap is an international version.
An ArrowView 3-D Automatic slide viewer sold for $179.50
with 11 bids. The viewer can be used as a single slide
viewer or accepts trays that hold 10 stereo slides (Realist
41x101 format). The loaded tray is placed at the top
of the viewer. The tray can be moved via a knob (manual
transporting knob) on the side and slides are advanced
sequentially by pressing a level in the back.
A C.R. Watkins stereoview of the interior of a Union
Pacific Railroad Pullman Palace Commissary Car sold
for $321.45 with 10 bids. This is card No. 1537.
A stereoview showing American Indians confirmed at
Fort San Marco sold for $393 with eight bids. The stereoview
is dated March 1876.
A group of 18 stereoviews of starfish and coral sold
for $418 with 18 bids. The 18 yellow-mount stereoviews
are the square corner type mounts. Many of them have
the species type hand written on the reverse. No photographer