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Queen in 3-D Second Edition Book

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The Queen In 3-D book is being reprinted in a second edition by The London Stereoscopic Company Ltd.

"Reprinting has given us a chance to include some extra brand new behind-the-scenes 3-D pictures taken on my Fujifilm 3-D camera during the shooting of Bohemian Rhapsody The Movie," said book author and stereographer Brian May. "They show the four brilliant boys who played the four of us (Queen) in the film in action, plus Lucy Boynton, and some interactions with the old boys themselves!”

Queen in 3-D is another fabulous addition to the 3-D books issued by The London Stereoscopic Company Ltd. The behind the scenes photos give you the feel of being Must See 3-D Awardon the road with Queen in their heyday. For many years, I travelled in my area with a local band of friends that performed music. I also documented their shows in 3-D and 2-D photos. Reading the memories Brian May expresses in the book brought back many fond memories I exprerienced while documenting my friends performing on stage as well as the fun times we had at the venues. May's remenbrances are a shining example of how things really were for the band members. This one should be on every 3-D enthusiasts bookshelf.

Queen in 3-D receives an Editor's Choice "Must See 3-D™ Award" from 3-D Review Online Magazine.

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Weegee and the 3-D Movie Sangaree

The 3-D Film Archive has brought to life another fantastic behind the scenes story related to legendary press photographer Weegee and the 3-D film Sangaree.

Help the Realism Along - The Truth about Weegee, Infrared Photography and a 3-D Movie by Bob Furmanek is now available on The 3-D Film Archive's website. See Weegee's photos along with photos of The Lyric Theatre on 42nd Stree that Weegee had selected for taking his infra-red photographs and read about his tricks to get the perfect shots.

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3-D Comics Part of Museum of Pop Culture's Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit through Jan. 6, 2019

Kids reading Three Dimension Comics featuring Mighty Mouse.

Head to the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle for the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit, running until Jan. 6, 2019. Not in Seattle? The exhibit will travel, but its schedule is not yet known. The 10,000-square-foot, two-level exhibition chronicles nearly eight decades of Marvel history.

The exhibit begins with a recreation of an old-fashioned newsstand, the first place many Americans discovered comics. As headlines of famous events such as the moon landing light up on a screen, related comic books with that same theme are also shown. The exhibit includes vintage photos from the early days of comics, including a brief affair with 3-D.

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Sangaree 3-D Blu-ray

Sangaree 3-D Blu-Ray cover art.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics and The 3-D Film Archive bring another vintage Golden Age 3-D film to Blu-ray with the release of Sangaree. Sangaree is newly remastered in HD from 4K of the original camera negative and a 2K scans of the interpositive with a 3-D restoration by 3-D Film Archive.

Synopsis
After the Revolutionary War, the dying General Darby (Lester Matthews, The Raven) bequeaths his Georgia plantation to Dr. Carlos Morales (Fernando Lamas, Jivaro), the son of an indentured servant who has been raised and educated by Darby. The general’s daughter (Arlene Dahl, Journey to the Center of the Earth) tries to break her father’s will in order to control the estate and stop the creation of a group of free medical clinics for the poor to be overseen by Carlos. The true culprits behind her opposition are her fiancé, Harvey Bristol (John Sutton, Jane Eyre), and his father, Dr. Bristol (Francis L. Sullivan, Joan of Arc), who have their eyes set on the Darby holdings. A plague outbreak in Savannah complicates matters further in Sangaree, the first three-dimensional film in Technicolor, directed by Hollywood veteran Edward Ludwig (Big Jim McLain).

Special Features

  • Jan. 25, 1955 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation with Arlene Dahl and Cesar Romero
  • Before/After Restoration Demo
  • 3-D Release Trailer
  • 2-D Release Trailer

The cleanup to bring restore color to the film took two months longer than previous releases worked on by The 3-D Film Archive. The difficulty in matching color from two sources is daunting for the most part since 3-D comes from separate left and right images. The film looks as good as it possibly could from the existing elements, which needed a lot of work according to The 3-D Film Archive and was their most challenging restoration to date. Originally filmed in Technicolor, the colors on the Blu-ray are not as vivid and contrasty as Technicolor should be. The color differences are especially noticed during several fade sequences between scenes during the film. These fades were the choice of the original filmmakers and should not Must See 3-D Awardreflect on the work done to bring the film back to life by The 3-D Film Archive.

Read more about the history of Sangaree on The 3-D Film Archive's website including a look at the Sangaree View-Master® lobby display offered to theatres by National Screen Service.

The Sangaree 3-D Blu-ray is available at various online retailers including Amazon. We recommend you add Sangaree to your 3-D Blu-ray collection.

Sangaree 3-D Blu-ray receives an Editor's Choice "Must See 3-D™ Award" from 3-D Review Online Magazine.

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3-D Photos Now Rolling out on Facebook and in VR

Facebook has rolled out 3-D photos, a new way to share your memories and moments in time with a fun, lifelike dimension in both News Feed and VR. With technology that captures the distance between the subject in the foreground and the background, 3-D photos bring scenes to life with depth and movement.

Whether it’s a shot of your pet, your friends, or a beautiful spot from your latest vacation, you just take a photo in Portrait mode using your compatible dual-lens iPhone smartphone (sorry, not available to Android users), then share as a 3-D photo on Facebook where you can scroll, pan and tilt to see the photo in realistic 3-D. You can also view 3-D photos in VR using the Oculus Browser on Oculus Go or Firefox on Oculus Rift. Everyone will be able to see 3-D photos in News Feed and VR.

Here’s how to do it:

Create layers
3-D Photos use the depth maps that are stored with “Portrait” photos taken on iPhone 7+, 8+, X or XS. You’ll get the best results if your main subject is three or four feet away, and to really make it pop, try to capture scenes with multiple layers of depth, including something in the foreground and something in the background, like a shot of your family standing in a field of flowers.

Keep contrast in mind
You’ll get more of the 3-D effect when your photo’s subject has contrasting colors, for example, someone wearing a blue shirt standing in front of a blue wall won’t pop as much as someone wearing a different color.

Use texture
Some materials and subjects make better 3-D photos than others. You’ll get the best results from subjects that have some texture to them, have solid edges, and aren’t too shiny. Try to avoid transparent objects like clear plastic or glass, as they aren’t always accurately captured by depth sensors.

Facebook is listening to feedback on this new format as it continues rolling it out to everyone.

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View-Master One Billion Reels Award (1978)

We found these two photos in our files but don't have any information about the award or reel pictured that observes one billion View-Master reels having been produced back in 1978. We would welcome any information about the background of the reel and the award. Was this an item given to employees at the factory?

View-Master one billion reels award

View-Master one billion reels award and reel

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Auction Results

Deadwood stereoview.

A lot of eight Deadwood in the Black Hills stereoviews sold for $995. The views were produced by Coules & McBride circa the 1880s.

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