1954 – Sixty Five Years Ago

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3D had a wild ride all through 1953. As 1953 began, 3D and Bwana Devil was all the talk. Every movie studio rushed to cash in as soon as possible. Of The 16,000 movie theaters, many hundred paid for the upgrades necessary to project 3D, other theaters waited and others would soon upgrade for wide… [Continue Reading]

Creature From The Black Lagoon Approaches 65

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As the Creature approaches sixty-five and plans to sign up for medicare, there are no signs of him slowing down, he is more popular than ever. Collectors love the film, a one sheet poster recently sold for $24 thousand and even the re-issue posters are demanding top-dollar. Any of the eight lobby cards are selling… [Continue Reading]

Dash In Or Dash Out?

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It should come as no surprise that in this day and age of 140 character maximum tweets and the world of Internet acronyms that the dash is being thrown out of 3-D. Dr. Andrew J. Woods of the Centre for Marine Science & Technology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia pointed out that the dash may be… [Continue Reading]

Lifetime Achievement Award for John Rupkalvis

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The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society announced its 2014 Technology Award winners awarded on September 24th when they honored nineteen companies and organizations for “Advancing the Entertainment Industry through Technology,” during the Society’s 5th Annual Entertainment Technology and New Product Awards luncheon ceremony held at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. The Society’s Technology Awards Committee… [Continue Reading]

Kodak, Going, Going, Still Here

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On July 12th 2014, we celebrated the 160th anniversary of George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) birth. A lot has changed in 160 years. March 31st was the 90th anniversary of Eastman appearing on the cover of Time magazine. Last April Kodak announced its plans to emerge from Capter 11 Bankruptcy. The… [Continue Reading]

The Film From Hell: by Lenny Lipton

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THE FILM FROM HELL By Lenny Lipton The first money my new company StereoGraphics made in 1981 was from my consulting fees working on a 3-D movie called Rottweiler: Dogs from Hell. Chris Condon, the president of StereoVision International (which was a Burbank-based supplier of stereoscopic optics for the motion picture film industry), and StereoGraphics… [Continue Reading]

7th Annual LA 3-D Movie Fest Award Winners

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The Los Angeles 3-D Club (SCSC) Movie Division is pleased to announce the winners of The 7th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The Festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. The Festival took place on May 15th, 2010, at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles. Winners… [Continue Reading]

Blink-O-Scopes: Binocular Cinematography

Photography, motion pictures and stereography evolved simultaneously and many devices of optical wonder were created that conferred movement, depth and color on images with both simple and complex means. Even prior to the invention of photography the peep show and magic lantern were popular optical entertainments in which various showmen ingeniously incorporated depth and movement…. [Continue Reading]

Karl Struss: Stereo Pictorialist

One of the most noteworthy members the Stereo Division of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and the Stereo Club of Southern California (SCSC) has ever had is Karl Struss. Most famous as the first cameraman (along with Charles Rosher) to win an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for the 1927 film Sunrise, directed by… [Continue Reading]

LA Weekly : Living in Stereo

by Matthew Duersten Reprinted from – LA Weekly September 5-11-03 SOMEWHERE IN A DESERT cemetery near Tempe, Arizona, stands the world’s first stereoscopic headstone. Depicting side-by-side cartoons of the late Tony Alderson that pop to three-dimensional life when viewed through binocular freevision, it marks the final resting place of a former president of the Stereo… [Continue Reading]

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