October Virtual Meeting – 10/21/21

While we hope to be able to meet in person again very soon, we are currently holding virtual meetings.

The October virtual meeting of the LA 3-D Club will take place on Thursday, October 21st from 7:00pm – 8:30pm on Zoom at la3d.club.

Over the next few LA 3-D Club meetings we will be showcasing the winning 3D Theater shows from this year’s National Stereoscopic Association’s Virtual 3D-Con, which was held in August. This month we will show the award winner for Best Video-based Presentatation: Martha-Phiddipus Regius by Christian Zschammer, who will be joining us from Germany to talk about how he created this experimental piece. Christian A. Zschammer is into S3D thanks to a Viewmaster viewer and some reels he was given at the age of 10. Also anaglyph comic books did their part to get him hooked instantaneously to that kind of depth display. Currently he enjoys creating both abstract and documentary 3D-videos, his alter ego “Mysterious Dr. Stereo” is hosting the real 3D videoblog “Mondo Stereo 3D” on YouTube which is full of both information and hilarity, so people say. Since 2016 his 3D videos have been shown at festivals in Los Angeles and San Francisco, USA, Angoulême, France, Moscow, Russia and Busan, Korea.

We will also be joined by Brad Goulet, who has designed a number of 3D printed accessories and replacement parts for View-Master collectors. Brad will show us his creations, including a reel scanner for cell phone cameras, replacement lens cups for vintage viewers, blank personal reel mounting assistants, sorting cases, compact viewers, and more!

“Hello my name is Brad Goulet, 39 years of age, married 13 years and father of 2.

I began my View Master and 3D printing journey about 3-4 years ago after helping some friends of ours move some belongings out of her parents had passed.  As we were packing things up, I noticed an old View Master viewer, picked it up and started remembering when I was a kid looking through these.  Well, I had my fun with it and sat it back down.   Two weeks later our friend had stopped by and left me that same viewer, come to find out later a Model D and some personal reels! in very nice condition.  From there I started looking for reels and begun buying a few here and there which has now led to a full-blown View Master junkie.   Few months into collecting I wanted a way to share my reel images with everyone in the FB View Master groups.   Amongst searching I found a device that could be 3d printed and used to share reel images but was a little hard to use, so I set off learning CAD to be able to design something that was a little easier to use and could use more readily available parts.  Well, it took me 7 months to learn this CAD stuff and about 15 prototypes of my now Phone-Master Reel Scanner, uses your smart phone to take pictures of individual cells.
Fast forward a couple years as I learn from the View-Master community things they want that View Master stopped producing or never produced that could be helpful, I started thinking of ways to 3D print things related to View Master that were useful or just neat to have .  Since then, I have come up with a few things that are useful.  A lot of credit goes out to Wolfgang Sell for quite a few great ideas.

In addition, we will check out another featured stereo photographer from the 3-D Legends Hall of Fame at 3-dlegends.com

The meeting will conclude with a with a club member “Halloween Show-and-Tell.” We would love to see your favorite spooky 3-D image, or haunted stereoscopic item. Members are encouraged to share an item of interest with the rest of the attendees.

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Members can sign in early at 6:30pm to socialize. All are welcome to attend.
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