Here is the video of the presentation entitled “3D in the Home – How Close Are We?” that I gave earlier this year at the Stereoscopic Displays and Applictions Conference of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
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Here is the video of the presentation entitled “The Digital Stereoscopic Cinema: The 21st Century” that I gave earlier this year at the Stereoscopic Displays and Applictions Conference of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
On Saturday, September 13, DGA members gathered at Real D’s Clarity Theater in Beverly Hills for a special seminar on the fundamental concepts and techniques of 3-D. Entitled Working in 3-D, the event featured several presentations illustrated by 3-D film clips. The seminar opened with a surprise appearance by DGA Award-winning Director James Cameron, who discussed his highly anticipated upcoming feature Avatar which is being shot in 3-D.
At the DGA‘s Digital Day in August, I interviewed Eric Brevig, director of Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D, on stage during the 3-D session.
Lenny Lipton will be the keynote speaker at the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference in January of 2009, which is sponsored by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
This was the basis for a presentation at the 3D Workshop sponsored by the USDC and Insight Media in South San Francisco, on November 16th, 2006.
Stereoscopic displays have a curious history, because the invention of the fundamental display medium and the discovery of the depth sense of binocular stereopsis occurred simultaneously. Although there were illusions in antiquity that each eye sees different images, there was no clear understanding of what this meant in terms of depth perception until Sir Charles Wheatstone presented On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision at the Royal Philosophical Society. Wheatstone invented the mirror stereoscope and demonstrated the existence of binocular stereopsis, or “two-eyed solid-seeing,” by presenting drawings that had ambiguous depth cues. My favorite, and possibly the simplest, is a line drawing of a flight of stairs. It’s impossible to tell its volumetric extent from looking at a single view, but there is a visualization revelation when viewed in Wheatstone’s stereoscope. Suddenly you can unambiguously judge depth.