Stereoptics View-Master® Auctions Nov. 13 and 15, 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, Nov. 13, 2007, featuring lots 1 through
384. The second part of the auction concludes on Thursday,
Nov. 15, 2007, with lots 385 through 763.
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 November auctions:
- Dark Shadows View-Master® Packet - Lot 187
- The Toy Robot in 3-D, Special set in glossy folder, 3
reels featuring various toy robots from 1949 to modern.
- Lot 260
- Military Study Reels with Model B viewers - Lot 254
- Ad reels for Colgate Toothpaste - Lot 236
- Coca-Cola/Burger King non-stereo cartoon reels - Lot 234
- Dogpatch USA - Lot 453
- A Step Into the Universe Mint Sealed in Box set, 10 reels,
lenticular, Model G viewer, flight log, 45 rpm record -
- 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 bid online.
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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World Jamboree View-Master® Reel
is a unique souvenir to remember the 21st World Jamboree,
held at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, United Kingdom. A View-Master®
reel, on a beautiful card with information about the event
on the back, that also holds a World Jamboree 2007 pin.
This View-Master® reel shows seven stereoscopic pictures,
taken at the actual event. All pictures were taken at Hylands
Park. No reproduction or copying has been involved. That's
why these reels are so unique. These stereoscopic reels are
not an official Scouting product, but are made as a personal
art project. Only 57 reels were made. There will not be any
more, because it is simply impossible to copy these.
The pictures show the World Jamboree in all its variety
and color. The grand opening on Saturday, the people (40.000
scouts from over 150 countries), the camping area, the Day
Visitors area and lots more subjects can be watched in real
The first 20 reels have a 3-D picture of Prince William visiting
the Jamboree on opening Saturday. If you want it, make sure
to get one of the first 20 reels.
This reel is great for everyone who visited the World Jamboree,
or for everyone interested in the Jamboree. A personal art
project, made by an enthusiastic 3-D photographer and lover
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Center of Art and Photography Featured in Online Video
3-D Art and Photography Center in Portland, Oregon, was recently
featured in a video done as a class project. The video is
posted online at http://blip.tv/file/378857.
The video features filmed interviews with 3-D Center director
Diane Rulien and assistant director Annie Dubinsky. Rulien
talks about the variety of items in the centers collection.
Dubinsky talks about the recent acquisition of a portion of
the Oliver Wendell Holmes Stereo Research Library, which was
split between the center and the Smithsonian Museum. The video
also shows several people enjoying a visit to the center.
The 3-D Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated
to supporting, promoting and preserving 3-D imagery of all
kinds. Write to The 3-D Center for information on making a
tax-deductible contribution. Friends of the Center receive
Center News (the quarterly newsletter) and 10 percent off
gift store and online purchases. Basic individual memberships
start at $60. A level 2 family membership is $120 and a supporter
membership is $240. Memberships can be paid for using a personal
check, VISA or MasterCard.
The 3-D Center of Art and Photography is located at 1928
NW Lovejoy in Portland, Oregon. Hours: Thursday through Sunday,
1 to 5 p.m. First Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Call (503) 227-6667.
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Montana Concert Tour to be a 3-D Film
Disney's Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds
Concert Tour will have a theatrical release in digital
A 3-D film of the upcoming concert tour will play in theaters
in the U.S. and Canada from Feb. 1-7. The film also will open
in several international markets in spring 2008, including
the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, German-speaking Europe,
Latin America and other selected Asian and European territories.
The filmed version of the tour will be shot in 3-D at several
venues during the upcoming 54-city tour, which began Oct.
18 in St. Louis. The film will be directed by Bruce Hendricks
and produced by Art Repola from the concert tour created and
directed by Kenny Ortega. Cyrus, the 14-year-old singer and
star of Disney Channel's Hannah Montana series, will
perform as both a solo artist and as her television character,
Dick Cook, chairman of Walt Disney Studios said, "Miley
is one of the most exciting and talented performers of her
generation, and watching her on the concert stage is a genuine
thrill. As soon as she committed to the Best of Both Worlds
tour last winter, we wanted to find some special way to let
all of her fans share the excitement and fun of this live
event, and filming the concert in 3-D seemed like an ideal
way to do that. This is going to be an exciting 3-D motion
picture event experience for everyone who loves Hannah
Hannah Montana is seen on Disney Channels all over
the world and on DisneyChannel.com via streaming broadband
video. In 2007 to date and for 2006, it was the No. 1 series
on basic cable in the U.S. among kids 6-11 and tweens and,
across all television, was second only to American Idol
in those key youth demographics.
In October 2006, the Hannah Montana soundtrack became
the first TV soundtrack to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard
200 and turned Cyrus into a multiplatinum recording artist.
Her latest CD, Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus,
was released July 24 and scanned more than 325,000 units in
its first week to become the top-selling album in the U.S.
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Next Dimension: 3-D and the Movies - Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences Science and Technology Council Presents
Two Nights Exploring the Craft of 3-D Motion Picture Technology
Getting Perspective to Screen Nov. 6 at the
Linwood Dunn Theatre and Hondo 3-D to Screen Nov. 13 at the
Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Hollywood
since the 3-D boom of 1953 have filmmakers and movie audiences
been so captivated by the potential of what is more accurately
called “stereoscopic motion picture technology.”
Driving this resurgence are the development of advanced digital
projection systems and a new generation of moviegoers eager
for the “next new thing,” even though the art
of 3-D motion pictures is over a century old.
Hosted by Science and Technology Council member Rob Hummel,
Getting Perspective serves as a stereoscopic primer:
film clips, discussion and live demos will reveal the mechanics
and marvels of stereo vision, the proscenium arch, interocular
distance and convergence, anaglyphs, active vs. passive glasses
and circular vs. linear polarization.
The Tech Council’s 3-D showcase continues the following
week with the American premiere of the newly restored John
Wayne classic Hondo in 3-D digital projection. This
quintessential Western, based on the Louis L’Amour story
The Gift of Cochise, stars Wayne as Hondo Lane, a
dispatch rider who must protect an isolated female rancher
(Geraldine Page) and her young son from a hostile Native American
A box office success in its initial release, Hondo
has rarely been seen in its original 3-D format since. The
evening’s program includes a panel discussion hosted
by film critic Leonard Maltin about the film’s restoration.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy
members and students with a valid ID. Tickets
may be purchased online, by mail (HTML or PDF format),
at the Academy during regular business hours, or on the night
of the screening, if still available. The Linwood Dunn Theater
is located at 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood. The Samuel Goldwyn
Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills.
Doors open at 7 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information,
call the Academy at (310) 247-3600.
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of Defense 3-D Health and Safety Program
When the Secretary of Defense called for a 75
percent reduction in mishaps throughout the Department of
Defense in May, two Air Force Materiel Command bases answered
Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is serving as lead installation
for the Department of Defense Safety and Occupational Health
Council, or DSOC, Forklift Camera Program. The initiative
is designed to combat a rising number of industrial accidents
involving forklifts and hand-trucks.
To reverse this trend, DSOC contracted a team to install
video cameras on forklifts in several DOD units. The primary
unit at Tinker AFB. the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center.
frequently uses forklifts in its daily role of repairing and
maintaining aircraft, including bombers, refuelers and reconnaissance
A professional safety team will install cameras on forklifts
at Tinker AFB in November. Information from the cameras and
downloaded data will help Air Force and DOD officials learn
about human characteristics and use this information to develop
preventive measures to reduce mishaps.
At Robins AFB, Ga., officials agreed to assist in developing
an innovative DSOC method of delivering the health and safety
message. Known as 3-D Experiential Training, the program will
provide the DOD's 680,000 civilians the opportunity to see,
hear and experience real-life consequences in a stereoscopic
environment. Civilians will learn what injuries likely would
be associated with a workplace accident without actually being
A professional film crew already spent one week using Robins
AFB as its backdrop for the DSOC initiative. The completed
program will use 3-D stereoscopic video, 3-D binaural audio
and an immersive View Master®-like headset to allow employees
to view the experience.
Officials say the 3-D program will increase safety awareness
for civilian industrial operations workers at four DOD locations:
Anniston Army Depot, Ala.; Pentagon Reservation, Washington,
D.C.; Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Wash.; and Warner Robins
Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB.
According to Lt Col Jeff Schwoob, WR-ALC safety office, the
3-D program's subtitle, A Second Chance, explains
a lot about the nature of the program.
"A Second Chance will open the eyes, minds
and hearts of anyone who experiences it," Colonel Schwoob
said. "It puts into perspective how precious life is
and instills the importance of every DOD member's role and
responsibility in safety mishap prevention."
A Second Chance will be delivered on-site at each
of the four DOD facilities in November. The program will be
offered as a group experience for 20 employees per session
and each session will last approximately 75 minutes. For reinforcement
as well as to share the safety message with families, participating
employees will receive a DVD containing the program.
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3-D Jones Soda Bottles #4, #5, #6 and #7
Here are the set of seven 3-D Jones Soda bottles,
each featuring a different pin-up girl in amazing 3-D!
Shh3D.com produced a run of very limited edition
collector's special 3-D Jones Soda bottles featuring a 3-D
photo of a beautiful pin-up girl on the label to promote their
publications and Shh3D.com Web site. The latest bottles issued
are No. 4 through 7.
Bottle No. 4 is filled with Blue Bubblegum soda.
The liquid inside is almost neon in color and looks great
on display, even though this picture does not capture the
brightness of it's color or the excellent 3-D image on the
Bottle No. 5 features the beautiful Amanda and
the flavor of soda inside is Sugar-Free Black Cherry Soda.
Just put on the 3-D glasses that are seen attached around
the neck of the bottle, and have a taste of some real neat
3-D as she steps right out of the borders of the label, and
appears to come to life!
Bottle No. 6 features Penthouse Pet and Playboy
model Courtney Taylor and the flavor of soda inside is Grape.
Bottle No. 7 features seventh and final 3-D
bottle from Shh3D.com's 3-D Jones Soda Bottle series. As seen
in the photo, this one features rootin' tootin' cowgirl Brandy
in a unique 3-D photo right on the label. The flavor inside
is Root Beer.
Only 12 bottles of each special 3-D label were ever produced
in this limited run and each bottle included with it's own
pair of 3-D glasses attached around the neck with a silver
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Center of Art and Photography Upcoming November and December
Nov. 1, 2007 through Sunday Dec. 30, 2007
Dust-Free Sculptures by Rick Gibson
Ghost-like hands reach out to grab visitors. Objects
defy gravity and float in space. A picture of a hole actually
recedes into the wall of the art gallery. These are just some
of the 3-D lenticular prints created by Vancouver, BC artist
Lenticular prints use tiny lenses to create the illusion
of depth. Because the lens sheet is attached directly to the
digital print, visitors to the gallery do not need to wear
special 3-D glasses to appreciate the images. "Lenticular
printing is a fantastic sculptural medium", says Gibson.
"It's colorful, light-weight and inexpensive. It's also
flat. This makes it easy to distribute and maintain."
Discovered in the early 1900’s, lenticular printing
became a popular advertising medium during the 1960’s,
thanks to the invention of plastic lenses. Unfortunately,
the equipment needed to make lenticulars was complicated and
expensive. To cover costs, manufacturers mass-produced images
aimed at very large audiences. This explains why there are
very few unique, custom-made images, up until now.
Lately, there has been an upsurge of interest in this medium.
Computers have greatly simplified the process by replacing
the earlier opto-mechanical techniques with inexpensive software.
It is now possible for individuals to make one-of-a-kind lenticular
images at a reasonable cost. As a result, there are more people
experimenting with lenticulars today than at any other time
A reception with the artist is scheduled for 6 p.m., Nov.
Slow Glass by Ray Zone and Tom Koester
Inspired by a science fiction story by Bob Shaw titled
Light of Other Days, this work incorporates stunning
visual effects (vfx) to include window glass that reflects
images from decades past like a clock.
A live action 3-D short film, Slow Glass was shot
with a handmade dual HD video camera rig by members of the
Stereo Club of Southern California.
More about The 3-D Center
The 3-D Center houses the remainder of the Oliver Wendell
Holmes Stereoscopic Research Library and is now the custodian
of approximately 650 lbs. of 3-D slides belonging to the PSA
Stereo Division. The PSA Stereo Division is the first Club
to join Friends of the Center. The 3-D Center is hoping that
more stereoscopic organizations and photography clubs will
The 3-D Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting,
promoting and preserving 3-D imagery of all kinds. Write to
The 3-D Center for information on making a tax-deductible
contribution. Friends of the Center receive Center News (the
quarterly newsletter) and 10 percent off gift store and online
purchases. Basic individual memberships start at $60. A level
2 family membership is $120 and a supporter membership is
$240. Memberships can be paid for using a personal check,
VISA or MasterCard.
Center of Art and Photography is located at 1928 NW Lovejoy
in Portland, Oregon. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 1 to
5 p.m. First Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Call (503) 227-6667.
Silent Auction Nov. 17
A silent auction is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 17, to benefit the 3-D Center of Art & Photography.
The auction, sponsored by the Cascade Stereoscopic Club, features
over 120 lots including vintage View-Master® reels and
viewers, 3-D equipment, books and original 3-D artwork. $3
admission at the door (no reservations). The silent auction
will be held at Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th St. in Portland,
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Terror: Christopher Schneberger at the 3-D Center of Art and
by Celina Monte
of The Daily Vanguard
chilling murder takes place. Images of the victim, a young
factory worker in 1930s Chicago, are taken as evidence. Seventy
years later, the images and story of her death are told in
Quiet and thrilling, Christopher Schneberger's show at the
3-D Center of Art and Photography, Magic and Murder at
the Candy Factory: The Story of Anna Sula, features images
of the violent murder. Polarized 3-D glasses are provided
for your viewing pleasure.
In the show, Schneberger, a Chicago-based artist, introduces
never-before-seen evidence related to Sula's murder, including
eyewitness accounts that hint at the victim's telekinetic
abilities and reveal a new theory as to who may have been
behind the murder.
"A lot of my work has to do with blurring the lines
of fact and fiction," Schneberger claimed in a recent
interview, yet the accompanying narration to Magic and
Murder is so straightforward, in a public broadcasting
reenactment style, that it is difficult to see the historical
and fantastical images together without asking the question:
is it all true? Reality is very flexible for this artist.
Originally conceived for Printworks Gallery in Chicago, where
Schneberger lives and works, Magic and Murder approaches the
story of Anna Sula through newspaper clippings highlighting
her murder and photographs taken by the people surrounding
her life and death. Some of the photos are stereocards --3-D
photos that people kept in their homes, like a type of 19th
century TV, which the National Candy Factory boss allegedly
took of Sula during the after-hours séances he held
on the fifth floor of the factory.
At the Printworks opening in 2006, these images were displayed
in handsome wooden frames and period furniture filled the
room, along with National Candy Factory memorabilia, revealing
that the gallery was housed in the original site of the factory
where the murder took place.
In the original Magic and Murder show, Schneberger
said, "you walked into the gallery and you were in the
room [where the events took place], and you were also submersed
in the picture."
Instead of attempting to recreate the "original"
gallery experience, which had everything to do with its location,
Schneberger used the documentary-style 3-D slideshow here
in Portland to great success. Besides explaining the circumstances
of the Printworks exhibition, the documentary format becomes
its own genre, one that is appropriate for framing Scheneberger's
Schneberger has traveled with a similar site-specific piece
and reconstructed the environment for a different gallery.
However, for the 3-D Center of Art and Photography, a non-profit
with little to spare for hanging fees or commissions, displaying
the show in a digital slideshow format made more sense.
Paul Brenner, the center's talented new director, said that
Schneberger's exhibit arrived easily, as a download. While
the other exhibits currently on display require hand-built
viewers, which are fascinating works of art in their own right,
Schneberger's exhibit required little setup.
Schneberger's ability to adapt his subject to various mediums
has given him greater exposure with niche audiences, such
as the National Stereoscopic Association, which awarded him
the Best in Show prize for his first entry, a slideshow of
images titled The Strange Case of Dr. Addison, in
Along with exposure, Schneberger's multiple formats can provide
more accessibility: a set of three View-Master® sets of
his 3-D work cost $55 (viewer included) from his Web site.
"I always loved View-Master®s as a kid," said
Schneberger, who saw the sets as a fun and affordable way
for friends to own a piece of his work. "I thought it
would be a nice curiosity at the show, but they're really
popular. They go over really well because people know exactly
what to do."
At the 3-D Center, View-Master®s go over well too and
the center is hosting a class starting this November on making
custom View-Master reels with a digital camera.
Since the center displays contemporary work for a month alongside
its extensive collection of antique cameras and 3-D images,
Schneberger's slideshow, and custom View-Master® sets
in the gift shop, appear initially as a history lesson before
driving gently toward Schneberger's more surrealistic tendencies.
Photography is used here as evidence in the real story of
how Chicago's River North District evolved from an industrial
growth along the railway tracks nicknamed "Smokey Hollow,"
to a richly dense neighborhood of galleries and boutiques
in cool refurbished warehouses with shining wooden floors.
But it's also used in the ways 19th century photo buffs feared
and loved most: to trick, conceal, and expose. In short, to
both alter reality and preserve it at the same time.
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Jumps Into the Digital Cinema Pool
has signed up a passel of cinemas to use its Dolby 3-D movie
At the ShowEast conference, the company offered a list of
independent and chain theatre companies that will use Dolby
3-D: Carousel Cinemas, Cinema City, Cinetopia, Cobb Theatres,
Kerasotes Theatres, Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Maya
Cinemas, Megaplex Theatres, Starlight Cinemas, Sundance Cinemas,
Warren Theatres, Kinepolis Group of Belgium and Supercines
But Dolby still isn't saying how many screens total are
equipped with its technology, a key measurement of how the
relative newcomer is faring against incumbent Real D. The
finish line, or at least then end of this lap of the competition,
is the November 16 debut of Beowulf, a Paramount
Pictures film that will be available in a 3-D version. Real
D said it will have more than 1,000 screens equipped with
its technology by the debut, but Dolby 3-D is just getting
started with its technology.
Theaters considering the options have to weigh several concerns,
among them financial. Dolby 3D sells its equipment for about
$18,500, whereas Real D rents it for about $20,000 a year.
But Dolby 3-D's complicated glasses cost about $50 each to
50 cents for Real D's disposable plastic ones. Dolby 3-D can
use ordinary white movie screens, but not necessarily the
largest ones; Real D needs special $5,500 silver screens to
be installed but can use larger ones, permitting more audience
members to watch a single screening.
Already in on the 3-D movie action, though on a smaller scale
than Real D, is IMAX, which boasts of a more immersive experience
by virtue of curved screens designed to fill up more of a
viewer's peripheral vision.
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Wormholes May Make 3-D TV Possible
Greenleaft, a professor of mathematics at the University of
Rochester, has solved a mathematical problem that could bring
electromagnetic wormholes into existence. These EMWs would
create a full invisibility cloak in a tube that surrounds
whatever they were employed to hide. Such devices could eventually
be employed to make true 3-D TV possible, and without special
It sounds like something out of science fiction, and the
researchers themselves admit this is a long way off from practical
application. However, scientists are now theorizing about
such things and believe that they are ultimately possible.
To understand what the true 3-D TV would look like and how
it would operate, let's look at the properties of the EMW.
It's a totally tubular field allowing all wavelengths of
EM radiation to pass by as if nothing was there in its way.
When covering something inside it not only appears invisible,
but would be invisible to any EM scanning techniques.
In their simplest forms, EMWs are basically tubes. They
create a specific type of EM field around an object, one which
refracts electromagnetic waves of all frequencies, according
to the researchers. The EM radiation continues on from its
source as it would've without the tube being there. Sounds
great, but what's the practical application?
It would be like an invisible paper towel roll. When you
hold it up, the light from behind is refracted around, no
matter which way it was turned, producing a true invisibility
cloak. These tubes would then be placed in such a way as to
surround an object, thereby making the object inside appear
invisible. The researchers indicated that the field generated
would also cause an odd side effect. If, for example, you
were to look in one end of the tube and out the other side,
the generated field would produce a fish-eye appearance, or
something like an Escher drawing, making the tube's through-image
The scientists were able to take their theory and apply it
to practical applications, at least in a mental exercise.
For example, micro-surgery in the presence of an MRI system
would be possible. Since any tools a surgeon might need to
use would greatly distort the MRI field and subsequent display
the surgeon would use, the desire to electromagnetically cloak
all parts of the tool except for the very tip would be prevalent.
This would result in a significantly greater ability for surgeons
to see what they'd be doing with greater image quality and
accuracy, and in real-time through the MRI. Fewer distortions
means potentially life-saving solutions as they guide tools
more expertly through computer assistance.
Potentially one of the more exciting future aspects of the
design would be the 3-D TV. How would it work? Consider fiber
optics lights and the bundle of cords which shine the light
out from some central source. When the cords are held together
they produce a lot of light. Individually however, they are
tip lights only which, while sometimes pretty, don't convey
a lot of light. Well, for the 3-D TV something similar would
Imagine an array of toothbrush-like bristles extending up
from a projection source. The bristles would be of different
lengths, however, fully occupying all points in a cube, each
comprising a single dot at a given X/Y/Z coordinate. Rather
than just having a pixelated surface image as with traditional
TV, layer after layer of pixelated images would be created,
each corresponding to a specific layer or slice of the 3-D
image being projected.
Now, using traditional fiber optics cables to achieve this
effect is theoretically possible today. However, the cables
themselves would quickly get in the way. Anything below the
second or third layer would become very difficult to see.
The interference from the fibers themselves would distort
the light, making it dim and probably completely obstructed
below the first few layers.
The mathematicians involved in carrying out this research
have suggested that by cloaking all of the fiber optic stems
from source to tip, all of the emitted light from inside of
the cube would be visible, thereby allowing for 3-D TV. Rather
than the stems obstructing the light from all the 3-D pixels,
they would simply carry the light around the EMWs straight
to the eye. One of the researchers described it as "a
thousand pixels suspended in mid air." They admit it's
a long ways off, but mathematically it is possible, and it
is something they're thinking of.
Greenleaf is the same mathematician who first perfected the
math for the invisibility cloak, which was published in October
last year. Greenleaf also worked with Matti Lassas, professor
of mathematics at the Helsinki University of Technology; Yaroslav
Kurylev, professor of mathematics at the University College,
London; and Gunther Uhlmann, Walker Family Endowed Professor
of Mathematics at the University of Washington, in completing
this work. It will appear in full in an October 19 issue of
Physical Review Letters.
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Courtney Taylor Special Edition 3-D Portfolio
Pet and Playboy model Courtney Taylor is the latest
beautiful woman to be featured in a special edition 3-D portfolio
published by Shh! Productions. Shh! presents Courtney
Taylor, a special edition 3-D portfolio features over
40 3-D nude photos of as she poses and purrs during the recent
photoshoot for her upcoming appearance at Shh3D.com.
Courtney's portfolio is sealed in plastic with
a pair of special Shh! 3-D sexy glasses with ear frames in
the shape of a woman's legs. All the photos were taken using
modern stereo-photography equipment, and converted to anaglyph
(red/blue) for easy viewing in 3-D.
This collection of 3-D images of the busty blonde
features more of the superb 3-D photography we've come to
expect from Shh! Productions. The images are well thought
out for 3-D effect and are extremely easy on the eyes in two
respects. Both for the subject matter and for the superb,
clear quality of the anaglyphic photographs.
The portfolio is printed on 16 high quality, sturdy pages.
Only 1,000 of these portfolios were ever printed. The special
edition was produced by Shh! Productions from Battle Creek,
Shh! Productions has the Courtney Taylor 3-D portfolio for
sale while supplies last. Visit www.shh3d.com
for ordering information and more vintage 3-D pin-ups, today's
hottest centerfolds and 3-D cartoons.
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Jones 3-D Halloween Soda Bottle
in time for Halloween parties, now you can trick your friends
with this special treat! Shh3D.com produced a very limited
edition collector's special Halloween 3-D Jones Soda bottle
featuring a beautiful pin-up girl on the label.
This full size 12 ounce 3-D Jones Soda bottle
is filled with Jones' famous Orange Cream Soda and has been
specially produced for Halloween.
This limited edition 3-D Jones Soda bottle comes
complete with it's very own pair of 3-D glasses attached around
the neck with a silver beaded chain so you or a friend can
enjoy a cool drink and a cool 3-D image that appears to spring
Dressed to kill in a sexy witch outfit, this
mistress of the dark dares you to have a sip as she seems
to lift right from the label in amazing 3-D!.
Only 12 bottles with this special 3-D label
were ever produced in this limited run. One of the bottles
was listed on eBay.
Only a limited number of bottles with this special
3-D label were ever produced in this short run, featuring
this haunted Halloween 3-D photo. The perfect gift for any
3-D enthusiast or collector. These won't be around long, and
once they're gone, they're gone!
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Productions offers you a chance to receive direct access to
a monthly online collection of wildly erotic 3-D girlie photos
and adult cartoons!
Shh3D.com is a monthly E-zine featuring 3-D nude girls and
sexy adult cartoons and comix in amazing anaglyph form. Just
put on your red and blue 3-D glasses to see vintage 3-D pin-ups,
today's hottest centerfolds and 3-D cartoons.
The fifth issue of Shh! is now online. Members
can see 3-D photos of fetish model and double-D delight Stacie
Lynn as she strips down to only a smile.
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Bennett Studio Presents Stereoscopic Slideshow of Wisconsin
Henry Hamilton Bennett set down his camera and attempted to
capture the beauty of the Wisconsin River, he delivered masterpieces
of line, form and content as etched into glass. But while
his photography has earned overwhelming acclaim, only a choice
few of its viewers have seen it as he originally intended,
On Saturday, September 25, a group of 54 Bennett fans and
river buffs congregated at H.H. Bennett Studio to experience
the first ever stereoscopic 3-D slide show of Bennett's work
screened in Wisconsin Dells. The event acted as a fundraiser
for Stewards of the Dells of the Wisconsin River and H.H.
Bennett Studio as the groups split the proceeds of each $50
The show, titled The Artistry of H.H. Bennett, was
presented by Verona residents Tim and Karen White, who originally
prepared the 90-slide show for the 1994 National Stereoscopic
3-D Convention in Milwaukee. The show was the first to screen
at the convention and ended up taking home the top prize.
"We came up to the Dells and visited the old Bennett
Studio tucked behind the old time photo shop," Karen
White said. "We got the chance to meet Jean and Ollie
Reese and had a great time talking 3-D with them. We were
amazed at the collection of yet uncirculated mint condition
stereoviews that were still available for sale. Upon finding
out that the 1994 National Stereoscopic 3-D Convention was
going to be held in Milwaukee, Tim and I decided we would
put together a 3-D show on Wisconsin's premier stereoscopic
photographer, Henry Hamilton Bennett. Never having completed
a stereoscopic show before, it was a major undertaking."
The Whites collected dozens of Bennett stereoview slides,
re-photographed them and formatted them for a 3-D projection
show. Like a stereoview, each picture for the projector requires
a different image for each eye. The images are placed side-by-side
and different projection lenses project a different image.
When the Whites calibrate the screen and look at it using
3-D glasses, it creates the optical equivalent of realism.
"When we did this we didn't really know if this was
going to work," White said. "And it took pretty
much a whole winter."
But the experiment paid off and the duo has since done another
show, which includes some Bennett photos of Devil's Lake.
Bennett's well-known images depict canoes, canyons, railroads
and rock formations. But the 3-D show gave participants the
unique opportunity to live within these natural phenomena
as Bennett once did.
"Our favorite part of the show is that you're going
to see these photos as H.H. Bennett originally intended and
in almost life size," White said.
While a folk soundtrack accompanied the images, audience
members in turn excitedly voiced 'oohs' and 'aahs' as they
watched Bennett's unique eye at work.
Following the show, the audience mingled for a cheese and
wine reception sponsored by Wollersheim Winery and Carr Valley
Cheese. Audience members included boat pilot Harlan Feldt,
Bennett's granddaughter Jean Reese, Louis' Bluff residents
Frank and Mariana Weinhold and several members of the Stewards.
The historic 1875 studio of pioneering landscape photographer
H. H. Bennett, now restored to its 1908 appearance, contains
exhibits depicting the life and times of the man whose work
brought tourists by the trainload to marvel at the beauty
of the rugged Wisconsin Dells beginning in the late 19th century.
In the nearby history center, exhibits depict Bennett's prolific
career, and high-end computer monitors reveal magnificent
3-D panoramas he captured on stereographic cameras Bennett
built by hand.
Space-age technology designed for the Mars Pathfinder project
brings to life the eye-popping, stereo photographs H. H. Bennett
took more than a century ago. The history center's special
digital exhibit of Bennett's stereo photographs uses the latest
in three-dimensional, stereo-imaging technology to put the
pictures in a powerful new perspective. When 19th-century
armchair travelers viewed Bennett's stereo views in a handheld
stereoscope, they saw magnificent scenes in 3-D. This digital
exhibit achieves the same effect on high-end computer monitors,
simulating the depth of a stereoscope's three-dimensional
Computers, synchronized with special glasses outfitted with
liquid crystal lenses, make figures in the historic images
pop out of high-resolution 21-inch monitors, giving unprecedented
depth to scenes Bennett shot on glass plates more than a century
before. Even the design of the high-tech glasses worn by the
viewer intends to replicate the experience of holding a 19th-century
stereoscope up to the eyes. The design of the eyewear blocks
peripheral vision to create an immersing, solitary experience
for the viewer, much like the moving experience that helped
to sell Bennett's stereo photos by the thousands during his
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TV Serial Mayavi wins at Seoul Global TV Drama Awards
Films' 3-D television serial Mayavi has won The Jury's
Special Award for Excellence in TV Dramas at the Seoul Drama
Awards in South Korea.
GV films announced Mayavi in 2005 and telecast it
on south Indian channel Jaya TV for 26 episodes as a weekly
show. It was the first live action 3-D serial on Indian television
screens and it currently airs on Kairali TV.
According to an official release, GV films has finalised
the telecasting of the serial in Telegu with a leading channel
in October 2007.
The company claims that it is in advanced stages to telecast
Mayavi in other languages like Marathi, Gujarati, Rajasthani,
Bengali and Hindi as well.
It is currently in talks for 3-D content co-production, 3-D
technology and production services with Swedish and Australian
media houses, besides a couple of Korean broadcasters.
Mayavi was the only Indian winner at the awards,
which attracted 130 entries in 20 categories globally from
Indian television content production houses.
34 were shortlisted as nominations and the top awards went
out to works from Japan, China and South Korea. The jury was
headed by chairman of the Emmy committee Larry Gershman.
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3-D DLP HDTV Uses DDD TriDef 3D
Group announced the availability of the TriDef 3-D Experience
for Samsung Electronics America’s range of 3-D enabled
DLP® HDTVs. Samsung demonstrated the ultimate 3-D gaming
and movie experience at their exhibit at the CEDIA EXPO home
theater conference and tradeshow in Denver between September
6 and 9.
Continuing Samsung’s innovation in rear projection
DLP HDTV technology, the 3-D feature is built-in to its 2007
line-up of full 1080p DLP HDTVs. When used in conjunction
with DDD’s TriDef 3-D Experience and i-O Displays’
active 3-D glasses, Samsung’s 2007 DLP HDTV lineup,
including the flagship 87 and 89 series Slim LED DLP HDTVs
and 76 series Ultraslim DLP HDTVs, are transformed into interactive
entertainment portals that bring games, movies, photos and
web content leaping off the screen into the home.
The TriDef 3-D Experience is the latest consumer 3-D content
solution from DDD that enables a full range of popular entertainment
from PC games to the latest high definition 3-D movies to
be enjoyed on the new 3-D enabled DLP HDTVs. Features include:
Playing the latest PC games in 3-D
Watching the latest Hollywood movies in 3-D
Converting favorite 2D DVD movies into 3-D automatically
Enjoying family photographs in 3-D
Surfing the web in 3-D
To enjoy this awesome 3-D content on their new Samsung 3-D
ready DLP HDTV, consumers can purchase the TriDef 3-D Experience
accessory pack for $199.95 that includes two pairs of active
3-D glasses and DDD’s TriDef 3-D Experience software.
The TriDef 3-D Experience is compatible with Windows XP and
Vista PCs and the latest graphics cards from nVIDIA and ATI
capable of delivering the high-resolution HDTV images to the
3-D enabled DLP.
The TriDef 3-D Experience accessory packs will shortly be
available from select US retailers as well as through the
online stores of DDD, i-O Displays and their resellers. The
Samsung 3-D ready DLP HDTVs can also be experienced in The
Circuit City World Cyber Games Mobile Tour, currently touring
major cities around the United States.
Steve Panosian, Director of Marketing for DLP Projection
TV and Direct View Televisions at Samsung said: “Over
the past several months, we have worked closely with DDD and
i-O Displays to develop a comprehensive, affordable 3-D content
solution that addresses an entirely new HDTV home theater
application for those retailers and consumers who are looking
to expand their HDTV enjoyment to advanced enjoyment of HD
gaming and HD video entertainment. The response from our retailers
and distributors to the 3-D features has been very positive
and we’re excited to bring high quality 3-D HDTV to
the consumer through our range of rear projection DLP HDTVs.”
Chris Yewdall, Chief Executive of DDD said: “Today
marks the realization of a key milestone for everyone at DDD
as our TriDef 3-D Experience solution is selected by Samsung
to power an affordable, high definition 3-D capable consumer
television solution now available in North America. Only two
months since the launch of the first consumer 3-D mobile telephone
that included DDD’s content solutions, we have added
another significant market for the company and further established
TriDef as the leading solution for mass market 3-D consumer
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Tarantino wants to make a 3-D porn film
Pulp Fiction director admits he has been toying with
the unusual idea for some time, and thinks it would be the
perfect next step for the adult genre.
He told Total Film magazine: "Right now it's
still in my mind, but I've been musing at what I would do
if I could make a 3-D porn film! It hasn't been green-lit
yet, as I still have a few things to work out on it!"
It seems Tarantino has been thinking about X-rated films
a lot recently. Earlier, he claimed Gwyneth Paltrow would
be a terrible porn actress and insisted he would never cast
her in an adult movie.
Tarantino said: "I could do an erotic film, I wouldn't
mind doing a women-in-prison or a cheerleader movie. But I
wouldn't cast someone like Gwyneth Paltrow. It would have
to be a cool, trampy actress who says, 'OK, let's get the
cameras rolling, here we go!'"
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Here are a few 3-D auction results from the past month
A stereoview titled Captured Indians sold for $697
with nine bids. The photographer is J. R. Riddle of
Kansas. This view is titled Captured Indians - Cheyenne
(Cheyenes) and is featured on the back as image 95 in
his general views of Kansas.
His series of early photo’s included views from
Topeka Kansas, Kansas City, Junction City and Ellsworth
to name a few. This image is dated to the early 1900’s
and features eight Indians in full dress and one marshall
or sheriff like figure sitting on the steps of a large
building. The image is crisp with no foxing.
It indicates that the photographer J.R. Riddle, a Photographic
artist with Leonard & Martin at 237 Kansas Avenue.
The image looks nice overall with some minimal storage
wear to the back edge of the card on one edge and a
small light smudge on the right door.
An 1880's stereoview Sioux Indians - Dakota Territory
sold for $457.50 with three bids. The stereoview is
published by Fritz & Malnight of Valley City, D.
A Texas Jack stereoview sold for $787.63 with 16 bids.
This is an outstanding, original stereoview photograph
of the American Western legend Texas Jack Omohundro.
He is considered one of the Big Three of true Western
heroes. Texas Jack played a very important role in the
West and was friends and "partners" with Wild
Bill Hickock and Buffalo Bill Cody. This photo is near
mint. There is slight yellowing to cardboard frame with
very minor soiling to photo. Jack is shown in true,
early, Western attire and the photo was taken by the
famous J. Gurney & Son Company.
A View-Master® Coca-Cola Christmas advertising
reel sold for $32.27 with 12 bids. The sale included
a 1954 Sawyer's View-Master Stereo Set in it's original
box with all inserts, instructions and 1954 list of
reels. The set includes the battery operated light attachment
for the stereoscope. The reel is titled Christmas Sales
Aid, which is a Bottler Sales Promotion for The Coca-Cola
Co. It shows grocery stores how to display the Coca-Cola
products for the 1954 Christmas season.