June 2012

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The "Amazing" Amazing Spider-Man Lenticular Theatre Lobby Display

Swinging into theatre lobbies is a massive lenticular 3-D display promoting the release of The Amazing Spider-Man. This seven-foot tall display is simply..."amazing." The display is backlit so Spidey literally seems to leap out of the display into the theatre lobby.

Amazing Spider-Man display.

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More Amazing Spider-Man 3-D Posters

At least five posters have been produced for theatres to display to promote The Amazing Spider-Man 3-D. Here are examples of the poster art.

Amazing Spider-Man poster art 2.

Amazing Spider-Man poster art 5.

Amazing Spider-Man poster art 4.

Amazing Spider-Man poster art 3.

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National Stereoscopic Association Convention 2012 comes to California

The 38th annual convention of the National Stereoscopic Association is scheduled for July 24 through 30, 2012 inside the Costa Mesa Hilton at 3050 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, California.

Convention goers will enjoy days of cutting-edge 3-D theatre, informative workshops, an art exhibit and image competitions.

Other Highlights
Auction - Friday, July 27.
Trade Fairs - Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for stereo views, 3-D camera equipment, everything 3-D and more.

Keynote Speaker - Lenny Lipton - Recognized as the father of the electronic stereoscopic display industry. Lenny was the lead inventor of the current state-of-the-art technologies that enable today's theatrical filmmakers to project their feature films in 3-D. His work is also the basis for much of today’s 3-D TV technology. He has 53 patents granted with many others pending. Mr. Lipton also wrote the lyrics to Puff, The Magic Dragon.

Brian May presents his Brief History of 3-D on Saturday July 28. Dr. Brian May is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, founding member of the music group Queen, an astrophysicist and author. Dr. May has had a lifelong interest in Victorian 3-D photography. In 2009 he published his third book A Village Lost and Found, He is currently working on his next book DIABLERIES - Stereoscopic
Adventures in Hell
(working title) expected out next year. A 2005 Planet Rock poll voted May the 7th greatest guitarist of all time. For his work in 3-D visit www.londonstereo.com.

If you have additonal questions contact Steve Berezin or Lawrence Kaufman.

More details are available at the convention's official website.

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. Branson, MO View-Master reels for sale.

Stereo World May/June 2012 Vol. 37, No. 6

The latest issue of Stereo World magazine is now available. This issue has an error printed on the cover. Printed in the top left it reads Vol. 36, No. 6. This issue is actually Vol. 37, No. 6.

Stereo World magazine cover art.In this issue
O.S. Leeland and his Dakota Stereographs
by Cynthia Elyce Rubin
3-D Brass - A review by John Dennis
The Society - News from the Stereoscopic Society of America
Clear Buildings Compress Time in Depth by Boris Starosta
3-D Bookshelf by Ray Zone
Experience 3-D Con in Costa Mesa - A preview of the NSA convention
Hitler's Photographer Looks Back - A review by RIchard C. Ryder
Perils of Photography at Point Lookout by Jeffery Kraus and Bob Zeller
NewViews by David Starkman and John Dennis
Personalities in Perspective - Amerlia Earhart First Lady of the Skies by Richard C. Ryder

Membership in the National Stereoscopic Association is open to all persons or institutions with an interest in any aspect of 3-D imaging. Become a member and receive:

  • Six issues of Stereo World magazine annually.
  • 100 words of free classified ads a year (divided into 3 ads).
  • A free plastic hand-held stereo viewer.

$44 annually (sent first class postage)
Other options: $32 (3rd class postage)
$44 (international membership)
All prices are in U.S. dollars.

You can pay by check or use PayPal. To join, click here.

The NSA is affiliated with the Stereoscopic Society of America. Its members are actively involved in making stereo slides and prints, which they circulate among themselves in folios.

The annual NSA Convention/Trade Fair attracts members from all over the world, as well as many photographica dealers, photo historians, and experts in various state-of-the-art applications of stereo imaging. Each convention features stereo projection programs, competitive exhibitions, an auction of fine photographica, and a large sales floor packed with images and equipment both antique and modern. The convention is held in a different location in the U.S. each year, and is the high-point of the stereoscopic calendar. Regional meetings of NSA members are sponsored locally in the U.S. and Canada where informal gatherings allow people to buy, sell or trade items for collection or use. Members meet each other and see the images and equipment collected or created by people of similar interests. The next convention is scheduled on July 25 through 30, 2012 in Costa Mesa, California.

NSA International Memberships
Members in Europe may continue to renew through Alexander Klein for convenience and favorable exchange rates. For more information write to:

National Stereoscopic Association
European Regional Director
Alexander Klein
P.O. Box 10 26 34 D-70022
Stuttgart GERMANY
http://www.nsa-europe.de/

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J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Sequel to Launch in IMAX® 3-D on May 17, 2013

Star Trek old new cast photos.

IMAX Corporation and Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom Inc.announced the sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 blockbuster Star Trek, will be released in the immersive IMAX® 3-D format on May 17, 2013. The film represents the second feature in the ground-breaking franchise to be released in IMAX following Star Trek, which grossed more than $375 million at the worldwide box office.

Following on the heels of Paramount Pictures' and Bad Robot's 2011 hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the filmmakers have once again taken full advantage of the IMAX® camera as well as the clarity and scope The IMAX Experience® provides in order to transport fans into this 23rd century world. Several key sections of the film that feature big action set pieces have been captured with IMAX cameras, which has become an integral tool for visionary filmmakers to tell their amazing stories.

Exclusively in IMAX, sequences shot with the extremely high-resolution cameras will expand to fill the entire screen and further immerse the audience in the vast dimension and adventure of this highly-anticipated follow-up. Directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the sequel follows another chapter of the Enterprise crew's exploration into the unknown. Returning to their posts on the Enterprise are Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Bruce Greenwood. They are joined by new cast members Peter Weller and Alice Eve.

"We were so thrilled with the creative results of shooting IMAX for Mission: Impossible that we jumped at the chance to use the format for Star Trek. All expectations were exceeded -- the action and resolution is insane at this scale. We cannot wait for audiences to see the crew of the Enterprise in a way they never have before," said J.J. Abrams.

"J.J. and the filmmaking team behind the Star Trek franchise are once again working to give audiences one of the best film going experiences available today," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures. "Following the great success of the first film in the newly revived franchise, the sequel to Star Trek will no doubt be among the top choices for moviegoers next summer."

"We are extremely proud to be continuing our successful partnership with Paramount Pictures, J.J., Bryan Burk, Bad Robot and the entire Star Trek team through this iconic franchise that has the perfect DNA for IMAX fans," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment.

The IMAX release of the Star Trek sequel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

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President Obama Screens Men in Black 3-D at the White House Family Theatre

President Barack Obama welcomes service members and their families to a screening of Men in Black 3 in the White House Family Theater, May 25, 2012. The movie was presented in 3D. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama welcomed service members and their families to a screening of Men in Black 3 in the White House Family Theatre on May 25, 2012. The movie was presented in 3-D. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Streetdance 3-D Screening June 24 in Los Angeles

Streetdance 3-D poster art.

Kick off your summer with a special screening of the 3-D feature, StreetDance 3-D at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at the Downtown Independent Theatre.

In order to win the Street Dance Championships, a dance crew is forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal space.

The screening will feature a Q&A with stereographer Max Penner. Learn from Max how this low-budget independent feature was shot in 3-D on location in London, England.

Admission is $5 at the door for current LA 3-D Club members and $10 at the door for non-members (admission is waived with USC Student ID).

The Downtown Independent Theatre is located at 251 S. Main St. in Los Angeles, California.

Note: Street parking in downtown LA is free on Sundays. Paid parking is available at many parking lots in the adjacent area. The theatre is also only several blocks from the MTA Red, Purple and Gold Lines. For more information visit the LA 3-D Club webpage.

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Google Maps Going 3-D

Google has announced a complete overhaul to the imagery on Google Maps.

The search giant sent a convoy of planes over major cities in the world. Each plane captured advanced 3-D information and detailed photographs.

The result will be a complete 3-D experience of major cities across the world allowing users to swoop and fly through replicas that are exact with even trees getting the 3-D treatment.

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Auction Results

Money from Home test reel.

A View-Master® Money from Home movie preview test reel sold for $46 with 11 bids. The film stars Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Both actors are featured in many of the slides.

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