September 2014

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3-D Museum To Launch In Los Angeles

Center For Stereoscopic 3-D Begins Fundraising Campaign
Award winning 3-D filmmaker Eric Kurland has announced the launch of a new non-profit arts organization, 3-D SPACE: The Center For Stereoscopic Photography, Art, Cinema, and Education. 3-D SPACE will operate a museum, gallery, theatre, library and classroom dedicated to both the preservation of the history of stereoscopic imaging, and the advancement of current and future 3-D arts and sciences.

“Thanks to recent advances in digital technologies, there is a renewed enthusiasm for 3-D
content. From the record-breaking box office returns of 3-D movies such as Transformers: Age of Extinction and Guardians of the Galaxy to the new public interest in virtual
reality due to the upcoming Oculus Rift device, 3-D seems to be back in the spotlight,” says
3-D SPACE founder Eric Kurland. “But most people aren't aware that stereoscopic imaging has
a very rich history that dates back to the 19th century. We want to create a center to
celebrate the work of talented artists, photographers and filmmakers who have used the
medium of 3-D as their creative tool, and to educate the public on the art and science of
stereography, from it's analog beginnings in the 1830s to the immersive digital realms of the
future.”

Kurland has more than 10 years experience in connecting the public to the 3-D community. “My work as President of the LA 3-D Club, the most active organization in the country for 3-D
enthusiasts, as well as my professional stereoscopic credits (including 3-D Director for the
Grammy nominated OK Go music video All is Not Lost, and Lead Stereographer for the
Oscar nominated animated short Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare puts me in a position to be able to bring all aspects of the 3-D spectrum together, from the fans, to the
independent artists, to professionals working in the entertainment industry. I have assembled
an expert advisory group that includes 3-D author, photographer and legendary guitarist for
the rock band Queen, Dr. Brian May, Actor/Director Thomas Jane, and movie archivist and
historian Bob Burns, among others.”

“Just as successful institutions such as the Paley Center for Media or the Cartoon Art
Museum are respectively focused on television and radio, and comics and animation as areas
of historical discussion and study, 3-D SPACE recognizes stereoscopy as an important part of
our cultural heritage. Sadly, many of the photos, motion pictures and technical artifacts from
the birth and development of 3-D are deteriorating and need to be preserved...and that
takes skill, dedication and money.”

3-D SPACE has begun an Internet-based fundraising campaign at www.3-DSPACE.org to
support the initial preservation of the more rare and fragile materials in its growing collection
and to secure a building to house the museum and educational center. 3-D SPACE plans to
open to the public in 2015.

To join the fundraising campaign visit 3-D SPACE.

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Brian May's collection of 3-D stereoviews on display at Tate Moder

Veteran rock star Brian May has loaned his extensive personal collection of stereoscopic pictures to Tate Britain for a new exhibition opening in September 2014. May, who has been collecting 3-D images for more than 40 years said he was delighted the Tate was highlighting a photographic technique that had been“neglected by art historians for 150 years.

The exhibition is titledA Poor Man’s Picture Gallery: Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography. It focuses on photographs recreating the artworks in Tate’s collection, such as Henry Wallis’ Chatterton, and the card players in Hearts are Trumps by 19th Century painter Sir John Everett Millais.

The curator at Tate Carol Jacobi said, “These photographs were a real craze in the 1850s and 1860s, all over the world, not just in Britain. This is the first major British gallery to focus on this form of photography.” In the 1850s, stereoviews became hugely popular with the public and could be bought for a few shillings or even rented.

There are 26 sets of stereoscopic photographs in the exhibition with some being hung on the wall for the exhibition, which can be free-viewed in 3-D for those who know the technique, and there will be 12 examples to be seen through a stereoscopic viewer.

May's love of stereoscopic photography started from collecting 3-D cards included free in packets of Weetabix breakfast cereal. “I sent away for the viewer that made the cards spring to life in stereo. When I saw this magic could be achieved, I couldn’t see the point of limiting photography to two dimensions,” he said.

May's collection numbers in the thousands of pieces of stereoscopic material from photo dealers around the world since he continued collecting items during his music career touring days with Queen.. Views from the mid-19th century are the rarest in his collection.

Dr Jacobi said, “In the 19th century, photograph versions of paintings had enormous audience but these have never been displayed with the actual paintings.”

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Pandas: The Journey Home 3-D

Pandas: The Journey Home is showing at the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science at 1801 Mountain NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico from Aug. 29, 2014 through March 2015. Showtimes are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. seven days a week except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60+) and $6 for children 3-12; ages 2 and under free. Members of the museum get in for half price.

The 40-minute film shows the highly endangered animals’ birth, nursery care and teaching of panda cubs. Oxford Scientific Films Production for Sky3D and National Geographic Cinema Ventures produced the film.

Pandas: The Journey Home enjoyed unrivaled access to the Wolong National Nature Reserve through support of the Chinese Wildlife Conservation Association and the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda.

Access involved lengthy and sensitive negotiations. After producing the film Meerkats 3-D filmmaker Caroline Hawkins was searching for another animal to profile. She learned no one had told the story of China’s efforts to train pandas for release back into the wild, or of Zhang Hemin, affectionately known as “Papa Panda,” the Chinese professor leading the program. Hawkins’ next project involves an animal considerably less cuddly: the African honey badger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxmg6KHGNNc

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3-D Poster Art

Here are various posters for the film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3-D

Sin CIty Eva Green poster

Sin City Jessica Alba poster art #1

Sin City Jessica Alba poster art #2

Sin City Joseph Gordon  Levitt poster art

Sin City Mickey Rourke poster art

Sin City Jamie Chung poster art

Sin City Rosario Dawson poster art

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Creature 3-D trailer shown to audiences at surprise screening in India

Creature 3-D poster art

Viewers of Singham Returns at select cinemas of a national multiplex chain in India were surprised when they were given 3-D glasses before the screening.

The glasses were to be used for the trailer of Creature 3-D. The 3-D teaser is being shown in centres like Mumbai, Nagpur, Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Indore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow and Surat according to producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series, "We're offering an edge-of-the-seat experience to our audience." Director Vikram Bhatt added, "This is the first time a 3-D trailer is being shown with a 2-D film." Creature 3-D releases in theatres on Sept. 12.

Creature 3-D Official Trailer

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Auction Results

Corn Palace in Sioux City, Iowa stereoview

Ten stereoviews of Iowa's Corn Palace sold for $300 with one bid. The J.H. Hamilton views featured one exterior view of the Corn Palace in Sioux City, Iowa, and 9 interior views. On the exterior view, the Palace walls have the dates 1857 and 1887. The interior views show corn stalks, pumpkins, and various banners and displays. One display reads Welcome Dakota. Another reads Lakeport.

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