November Meeting – 11/21

2nd Competition of the 2019-2020 Year

The November meeting of the Los Angeles 3-D Club will be Thursday, November 21st, 2019, 7:15-9:45pm at the Armory Center For the Arts 145 N. Raymond, Pasadena, CA 91103.

The evening will include the 2nd competition of the LA 3-D Club year. The special theme for this month is TALL. Club members may enter their images into the competition by using the UPLOADER which will be available online until 11:59pm on November 20.

2019 -20 Competition Schedule:
September: 1st Competition: theme - WINDOW(S)
November: 2nd Competition: theme - TALL
January: 3rd Competition: theme - LOVE
March: 4th Competition: theme - PEOPLE
May: 5th Competition: theme - COLD

Also during the meeting club member Bob Swarthe will be showing a 2d movie of Ray Zone’s lecture Storytelling in Z Space which he has embellished with illustrations. People who were in the club around 2000 will remember Bob fondly. Los Angeles native, Robert Swarthe has been twice nominated for Academy Awards. First for his own independent animation short film, KICK ME, then as co-nominee for Best Visual Effects for STAR TREK – THE MOTION PICUTRE. He was animation supervisor for CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND and Visual Effects Supervisor for two Francis Coppola features (ONE FROMTHE HEART and THE OUTSIDERS). He has made other short films and directed many live-action and animation TV commercials. His life-long interest in 3-D started at age 12 when he purchased Mighty Mouse 3-D Comic Book #1. He saw BWANA DEVIL and almost all of the 1953-1954 in their first runs. He taught himself to make cha-cha 3-D still photos which he glued onto cardboard and viewed thru the family’s old Stereoscope. However, his interest in 3-D is more as an aficionado than a practitioner. Sometime In the 1980′s he met Ray Zone as he was signing copies of his 3-D Zone Comics at Golden Apple Comic Books on Melrose. Ray introduced him to the Stereo Club of So. California, where he has been a member ever since. In 2000, Bob moved to New York City and soon after joined the New York Stereoscopic Society. When it closed, the New York Stereoscopic Association took over. In 2018, Susan Pinsky gave Bob a video she made in 2010 of Ray giving his lecture “Storytelling in Z-Space.” She gave him carte blanche to edit it any way he chose. Bob enhanced Ray’s slide presentation by adding a great number of stills & film clips, while preserving every word of Ray’s lecture. The finished result will be screened at upcoming meetings of the New York Stereoscopic Association and LA3DClub. Bob would like to have it screened at the 2020 NSA Convention in Tacoma WA. Bob also has ideas for other 3-D related video projects to follow this one.

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