3-D National Park Photos Available Online
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has posted
hundreds of highly-detailed anaglyphic 3-D photographs of
national parks on the Web. To see the 3-D photos visit http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/index.html.
View looking out the south
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). USGS 3-D Photo
Parks featured in 3-D
Arches National Park
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Big Bend National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyon de Chelley National Monument
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Capulin Volcano National Park
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Chaco Culture National Historic Park
City of Rocks National Reserve
Colorado National Monument
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Crater Lake National Park
Death Valley National Park
Dinosaur National Monument
El Malpais National Monument
El Morro National Monument
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Fossil Butte National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Spike National Monument
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat'l Monument
Grand Tetons National Park
Great Basin National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hovenweep National Monument
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Joshua Tree National Park
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lava Beds National Monument Medicine Lake and Lava Beds
Mammoth Cave National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
Mojave National Preserve
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument
Navajo National Monument
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Pinnacles National Monument
Pip Pipe Spring National Monument
Point Reyes National Seashore
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument
Yellowstone National Park
Zion National Park
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State University Celebrates 150th with View-Master® Art
momentous event, such as the 150th anniversary of the founding
of Illinois’ first public university, encourages current
employees, students and friends to look back at the institution’s
history. Two artists have taken that look back in a unique
and interesting way in PAST TIMES: Remembering, Remapping,
Recovering, opened August 21 and runs through September
16 at the University Galleries in the Center for the Visual
Amber Ginsburg, a master’s degree graduate of Illinois
State and current graduate student at the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, and fellow artist Katie Hargrave explore
previous uses of the south-campus site that is now home to
the Center for the Visual Arts and the Centennial East and
West building. Their exhibition illuminates the historic connection
between the development of the university and the Bloomington-Normal
community. The exhibition spotlights the former trolley line
that ran through the site, plus the archery, tennis and football
fields that used to exist there.
Weekdays between August 21 and September 16, free walking
tours will be offered at noon, led by a variety of guides
including actors in period costumes, historians and artists.
Tour participants will use View-Master® viewers along
the tour to see digitally altered photographs fusing historic
and contemporary scenes. On Wednesdays, Professor Emeritus
John Freed will share a “sneak peek” of his research
for his upcoming sesquicentennial history book on ISU. On
Fridays, actors portraying two 1890s sisters who attended
ISNU will lead the tours. Group tours can be arranged by calling
In addition to the walking tours, the University Galleries
will host “Providence, Commemoration and Sediment,”
installations which provide visual evidence of the past of
Illinois State University. “Providence” invokes
the names and home counties of the University’s first
students in 1857; “Commemoration” features 80
images plus audio of past events on the south campus site;
and “Sediment” creates a contact zone between
all past iterations of the south quad, including a gallery
floor covered with moist clay, evoking the old tennis courts.
According to Ginsburg and Hargrave, the south campus location
has been used in numerous ways. From the 1880s through 1936,
a trolley line ran directly through where the gallery space
is now located, along the side of the quad and down School
Street to downtown Normal. Among the other uses of the location
were a women’s sports complex that was used for archery,
field hockey, lacrosse and other outdoor sports; clay tennis
courts and a practice football field for the Redbirds.
In 1957, for the centennial celebration of Illinois State
University, the president of the university decided to build
the Centennial Arts Complex at the south end of the quad.
Ground breaking occurred in that year and the building opened
in 1959. It currently houses the School of Music and School
of Theatre. The School of Art and University Galleries are
located in the CVA next door, which opened in 1973.
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Olympics in 3-D
Web site featuring stereoscopic photographs scanned from stereo
pairs from the Raumbild book Die Olympischen Spiele
published in 1936. The book was published in Germany soon
after those Olympics. Steve Best, a long time 3-D buff, loaned
the book to Pat Inniss for the purpose of featuring the 3-D
photos converted into anaglyphic images on the Web.
The book itself contains a narrative description
of the spectacle and a listing of the winners of the various
events. A few of the stereo images are pasted into the book,
but most of them are held in pockets recessed into the thick
back cover. The entire set consists of 100 pairs. The front
cover contains another pocket designed to hold the folding
The viewer accompanying the book resembles the
magnifier you see in old newsreels being used to view reconnaissance
photos, and is well made, with glass lenses held in a nickel-plated
eyepiece. The photos are not transparent, so the construction
of the viewer is open to allow light to strike the front of
To see the anaglyphic photos, visit Pat
Inniss Web site.
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1940 Advertisting Display Reproductions
is a sophisticated way to display stereo art in your home
or office that will surely draw attention and start many interesting
conversations. In the late 1940's View-Master® was considered
a high-tech photo medium, and was sold in camera shops and
high-end department stores. The advertising displays were
often very up scale, and aimed at the more sophisticated shopper.
Tom Martin at 3dimensionphoto offers reproductions of two
of these displays from the View-Master® stereo library;
Stoney Indian Chief and Roy Rogers.
The originals of these very rare displays were dye-transfer
prints that were glued to mat board, which was then glued
to a masonite backing (all have now yellowed with age). The
reproductions Martin offers were digitally scanned from the
originals prints, color corrected, printed on Fuji Crystal
Archive Professional Paper (type CD) and dry mounted on 100
percent acid free rag board. They are framed in copper colored
metal frames, and have the original View-Master® reels
that the images were taken from in the lower right corners
(reel 320 Indian Days Banff and 945 Roy Rogers
King of the Cowboys respectfully). The reels are trimmed
on one side just like the original displays. Even the name
plates are exact duplicates of the originals. The prints are
a limited edition that are hand numbered on the mat.
Only 10 displays were made from each original, and no more
will be made. Only a few are left, and Martin is offering
theses at below cost so that I can recover some space in his
home (they are large sized prints!). This is a rare opportunity
to own a piece of quality stereo photography artwork that
is sure to bring compliments from young and old alike.
to find out more details.
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Zone 3-D Books and Magazines
is a special 3-D issue of Nickelodeon Magazine with
lots of pages in color 3-D.
In addition to nine full pages of 3-D comics
by Ray Zone there are wild anaglyph pictures by Simon Bell
and Ron Labbe to round out this great 3-D magazine. Custom
3-D glasses are bound into the magazine.
Ray converted some eye-popping comics to 3-D
for this amazing special issue. Don't miss the centerspread
called "4-D" by underground comix great Kim Deitch.
Blinkers and hidden images are also included
in the crazy 3-D action. The magazine cover art features characters
from the animated film Robots.
You can order a copy the the magazine personally
signed by Ray Zone for $15 postpaid by visiting The
Ray Zone Store.
In addition to the Nickelodeon Magazine,
you can also get signed copies of Ray Zone's 3-D Filmmakers
book or Living Pictures written by Ray Zone and illustrated
by Chuck Roblin, a black-and-white perfect bound book with
50 pages of illustrated history telling the complete story
of motion pictures. Previously serialized in the pages of
American Cinematographer magazine, each page of Living
Pictures spotlights an individual or invention that played
a key role in the technological evolution of the motion picture
medium. While there are no actual 3-D images in the book,
several pages deal with stereoscopic film. A perfect book
for film students of all ages. It explains in visual form
the complex workings of motion picture cameras, projectors
and the filmmakers and studios who worked in the early years
to make the movies what they are today.
There is also a special limited edition View-Master®
3-D Collector's Reel that showcases the work of Ray Zone,
Pioneer of 3-D Conversion. With seven of Ray's landmark 3-D
images in the classic View-Master® reel, this series was
produced by the Southern California Stereo Club in a limited
numbered quantity of 1,000. Included with the View-Master®
reel are Scene Titles and detailed Descriptions as well as
an essay titled "How Does He Do That?" in which
Ray Zone explains how to make a 3-D conversion from a "flat"
image. As with all items purchased here, this product is autographed
by Ray Zone.
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Reels and Packets Vol. 3 - Showtime and Education set for
release in 2009
Work continues on putting together the hardback
book View-Master® Reels and Packets Volume 3 - Showtime
and Education. This three-volume collector's guide is
a historical overview of View-Master® reels and packets
since its introduction. It is an absolute necessity for every
View-Master® collector in the world, written by Harry
zur Kleinsmiede, who has been collecting View-Master®
memorabilia longer than anyone else in the world, starting
in 1952 when he was five years old.
Volume 3 could be the most anticipated book
in the trilogy since it features showtime and education topics.
Most children in the U.S. remember getting the Sears Christmas
Catalog and turning to the full color images View-Master®
page to pick out their favorite movie and TV show packets
to put on the list for Santa Claus. Now, everyone's list should
include this book!
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Kids 3-D: Game Over to Show on Outdoor Inflatable Screen in
Film Center and Sonic Drive-In will host the Movies &
Moonbeams outdoor cinema presentation of Spy Kids 3-D:
Game Over about 8 p.m. Sept. 7, 2007, in Tinsley Park
in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Admission is a suggested donation of $1 each and includes
free 3-D glasses while supplies last. Fundraising concessions
including popcorn, candy and a special, one-night-only drink
blend created by Sonic Drive-In will be available for purchase.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring
chairs, blankets, etc., to create their own comfortable spot
on the park lawn. The film starring Antonio Banderas, Sylvester
Stallone and Salma Hayek will begin promptly at nightfall.
The park is on Tinsley Boulevard, just east of East Texas
Street at Airline Drive.
In the event of rain, the screening will be canceled.
In other news, Robinson Film Center announced plans to screen
the animated film Monster House at 6 p.m. Oct. 19
at Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City.
"Movies & Moonbeams," Louisiana's only public
outdoor cinema, is a program of Robinson Film Center. It is
designed to provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment
in local parks.
"Movies & Moonbeams" films are presented on
a large, inflatable screen that stands more than 30 feet tall
using digital technology to provide theater-quality picture
The Robinson Film Center is a not-for-profit organization
whose mission is to provide a venue for independent, international,
and classic film while serving as a resource for film production
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Entertainment Completes Principal Photography on Dolphins
and Whales 3-D: Tribes of the Ocean Premiering February 2008
at IMAX 3-D Theatres
From Dolphins and Whales 3-D:
Tribes of the Ocean. Gavin McKinny, director of photography
with wild dolphins. ©2007 3D Entertainment Distribution
3D Entertainment Ltd. announced the successful
completion of principal photography on its upcoming feature,
Dolphins and Whales 3-D: Tribes of the Ocean. This
new breathtaking documentary will make its US debut on IMAX
3-D screens in February 2008 before expanding into Europe
and will be released in collaboration with the United Nations
Environment Programme and its North American office, RONA,
based in Washington D.C.
"We are thrilled that audiences will,
for the very first time in 3-D at IMAX theatres, join in a
once-in-a-lifetime diving experience that will bring them
face-to-face with great and small cetaceans such as humpback
whales, sperm whales, right whales, orcas, porpoises, bottlenose
and spotted dolphins," said the film's producer and chairman
of 3D Entertainment, Francois Mantello. "Thanks to the
powerful IMAX 3-D theatre medium, viewers will get so close
to the creatures they will virtually touch them and ultimately
become part of these surviving ocean tribes."
"We are delighted to once again join our
friends at 3D Entertainment on this new edutainment film,
which serves as a wonderful extension of the Year of the Dolphin
campaign developed in collaboration with the Convention on
Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS), TUI and the Whale and Dolphin
Conservation Society," said Brennan Van Dyke, UNEP Regional
Director in Washington D.C. "Despite years of protection,
experts agree that cetaceans continue to be threatened at
an alarming rate. Many are already considered endangered or
vulnerable due to the deterioration of their environment over
the last decades."
Dolphins and Whales 3-D: Tribes of the Ocean
is currently in post-production and will be completed by late
November. Principal photography began in June 2004 in Polynesia
and an extensive three years were required to capture the
necessary footage. Filming consisted of no fewer than 12 expeditions
and 600 hours underwater at some of the remotest locations
on Earth, including off the Pacific Ocean atolls of Moorea
and Rurutu, Vava'u island of the Kingdom of Tonga, Pico Island
in the Azores archipelago and the Bay of Islands in New Zealand.
"Although each encounter with these wild
creatures was truly magical and highly emotional, Dolphins
and Whales 3-D: Tribes of the Ocean marks one of the
most challenging and epic productions we have ever taken on
as filmmakers," explains the film's director, Jean-Jacques
Mantello. "Locating the pods at a time when their populations
are dwindling was undisputedly the greatest obstacle to overcome.
The result, however, is simply spectacular. We have exceptional
footage of cetaceans shown as they really are in their daily
lives: interacting, communicating through their highly complex
system of sound, feeding, migrating and perpetually fighting
for their survival."
Added Director of Photography Gavin McKinney,
"Whales and dolphins ultimately provide you with a lesson
in humility, as it is they, not us, who decide if they are
to be filmed or not. These intelligent mammals usually swim
away when coming upon an unknown presence; you need to make
yourself 'accepted' and this can take a while, but we were
lucky enough to be helped by the calves and their curiosity
for the 3-D camera rig."
Following Ocean Wonderland (2003)
and Sharks 3-D (2005), Dolphins and Whales 3-D:
Tribes of the Ocean marks the final chapter in a unique
trilogy of ocean-themed documentaries that have proven immensely
popular with audiences, grossing a combined USD 52.5 million
at the box office.
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Realist Heat Seal Mount Holder
This Realist item showed up in an online auction
and the seller didn't know what it was. Thanks to Dr. T (George
Themelis) for identifying it as the piece used to hold slides
and mounts in place for the heat sealer. The Heat Sealing
Kit also came with the heat sealer, cutter, film sorting box
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Here are a few 3-D auction results from the past month
A box of Howdy Doody Stori-views sold for $37.57 with
four bids. This set of viewer and stereo 3-D slides
is in its original box. The two complete sets of slides
are 12 "Howdy Doody and his Pals" and six
"Raising Cowboy Horses". A long list of other
available sets is printed on the bottom of the box.
A Coca-Cola® View-Master® from the 30th Coca-Cola®
Collectors Convention sold for $21.22 with three bids.
The reel features seven images of vintage Coca-Cola®
collectible items. This item was very limited. It was
only given to the paid attendees at the Convention Banquet,
held in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2004.
A vintage nude stereo slide of 1950s icon Bettie Page
sold for $53 with seven bids. The Realist format slide
shows Bettie Page reading an article in a magazine.
The article is about herself!