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