3D University Golem: inside the weird and wonderful new production from theatre group 1927 It is almost impossible to impart in words the magic of a 1927 show. A thrilling combination of animation, live performance, theatre and music, it is multimedia in the true sense of the word, but with none of the slightly clinical nuance that word implies. The shows are dark and fruity, wildly inventive, fiendishly skilled and with a great sense of joy and purity. The staging harks back to the silent-film era (hence the name – 1927 was the year that the talkies were introduced) and draws on a multitude of inspirations. Buster Keaton springs to mind, as do Roald Dahl, Struwwelpeter and Edward Gorey, and the animation is eclectic, recalling everything from Rodchenko to Krazy Kat. The writing is superb, droll and poetic, and the animation is a character in itself, not just a projected backdrop; actors pop up through windows in the screens, and there is live music in the form of piano and drums. 1927’s unique quality is its immaculate synchronisation – everything is minutely integrated.
This Web App Easily Turns Your Selfies Into 3D Models Taking a 2D photo and turning it into a 3D model is something that many users getting started in 3D printing are interested in doing. Sometimes a straight-on shot can help you get basic dimensions, but really transitioning it into a 3D model can be very difficult. Now, Smoothie-3D is trying to make this process easier with their free online modeling tool. Smoothie-3D is a completely browser-based 3D modeling platform that incorporates several features that are often difficult to do in other programs. You can quickly import and manipulate existing 3D objects and perform actions like embedding text. Their demo video of modeling a squirrel is instantly impressive: The site requires a free registration to use, and I was pleased to discover that the squirrel model was available as a free demo to all new users. Do you frequently run into a 3D modeling problem, and need to find a tool to solve it? Matt Stultz Related
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference - 3D Theatre Session Stereoscopic Displays and Applications 3D Theater Session The 3D Theater Session at each year's Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference showcases the wide variety of 3D content that is being used, produced and exhibited around the world. Listed and illustrated below are examples of the wide range of 3D content that has been shown at the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference since 1990. An exciting program is currently being organised for the next conference - please join us for a night of memorable 3D theater experience. When: The next SD&A 3D Theater Session will be held 5:30PM - 7:00PM, Monday 9 February 2015. Where: The 2015 SD&A conference will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA. To Attend: All registered attendees of the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference and the Electronic Imaging Symposium are automatically entitled to attend the SD&A 3D Theatre. To Submit Content:
Virtual Reality, The Empathy Machine I am standing on a street in Syria when the bomb goes off. My ears ring so loud I can hardly hear the screams as I stumble through the smoke. Looking down, there’s a man cradling a crimson-soaked loved one on the curb. Others run for cover. I pull off my virtual reality headset. I’ve never been to Syria. Project Syria What if you really could walk a mile in someone’s shoes? Virtual reality represents a giant leap forward in mankind’s propensity for compassion. Project Syria director Nonny de la Peña Most people think of video games or maybe immersive cinema when they think of VR. Project Syria is perhaps the most vivid to date. But what you read in the New York Times or see on CNN pales in comparison to the power of VR journalism. It was certainly the talk of Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier building, which showcases experiments in the future of cinema. Nonny de la Peña’s VR experience “Hunger in Los Angeles” One moment I’m comfy amongst the movie goers in Park City, Utah.
Microsoft Windows on Devices – Raspberry Pi 2 We’re excited to announce that we are expanding our Windows Developer Program for IoT by delivering a version of Windows 10 that supports Raspberry Pi 2. This release of Windows 10 will be free for the Maker community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT. Windows 10 is the first step to an era of more personal computing. This vision framed our work on Windows 10, where we are moving Windows to a world that is more mobile, natural and grounded in trust. We see the Maker community as an amazing source of innovation for smart, connected devices that represent the very foundation for the next wave of computing, and we’re excited to be a part of this community. We are excited about our partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation and delivering a version of Windows 10 that supports Raspberry Pi 2, and we will be sharing more details about our Windows 10 plans for IoT in the coming months. Join the Windows for IoT Development program today
Making Found Footage 3D | Digital Cinema Report With knowing irony, the filmmakers behind the new independent horror feature Found Footage 3D, call their movie “the Scream of the found footage genre,” and it’s part of the point they’re making. “Of course, shooting a found footage movie in 3D doesn’t make a damn bit of sense,” says Steven DeGennaro, the movie’s writer, director and producer. “The whole point of found footage is that it’s supposed to be shot by some random dude with a camcorder, not a big Hollywood production company with a massive budget,” he continues in his comments on the movie’s IndieGoGo site. “He’s an idiot, of course, but thank God for that,” says DeGennaro, “because it gives us a very good reason to shoot our movie in 3D. Found Footage 3D is about a group of filmmakers who go to a cabin in the woods to shoot "the first 3D found-footage horror movie", but find themselves in a found-footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
How to Shoot High Frame Rate 3D Posted in 3D Shorts "Later, in the restaurant..." is a 1-minute stereoscopic 3D short that was presented at the Beyond 3D Symposium in Karlsruhe, Germany. Watch the 3D version here under. Later, in the restaurant… (3D Version) This video is in stereoscopic 3D 720p format. If you are unable to watch it properly, download the short and play it with StereoscopicPlayer (current version is 2.3.0). How it Was Done "Later, in the restaurant..." was shot by Karel Beta with the Olympus iSpeed camera system runnin at 1,000 frames per second. Watch "Later..." on the Silver Screen "Later, in the restaurant…" is now doing the 3D film festival circuit and Karel is pleased to say it is getting an excellent reception. About Karel Beta
Golden Age 3-D - 3dfilmarchive More information on the anaglyph shorts released in 1953 can be found in Golden Age Anaglyph Releases 3-D movies had sporadic exposure in the decade following the release of REVENGE OF THE CREATURE. In late 1957, Universal-International tried some test engagements in Syracuse and Wichita of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE. Seeing there was still some interest and several thousand theaters equipped for dual-35mm projection, producer Edward L. With the new title SEPTEMBER STORM, it did well enough in early test engagements to encourage 20th Century Fox to give it a full-scale 3-D release in September 1960. Despite what many people believe, the July 1960 release of William Castle’s 13 GHOSTS in Illusion-O was not 3-D but utilized a red/blue “Ghost Viewer” in order to allow viewers the option to see or filter out the ghostly images. January 1962 saw the first release in this genre, THE BELLBOY AND THE PLAYGIRLS.
Creating a 2K DCP from HD - WicusLabWicusLab This article demonstrates a fast and effective way to create a DCP (Digital Cinema package) that meets the requirements for screening in Ster Kinekor cinema’s in South Africa, using only a 1920×1080 Prores or equivalent Export and free software. The Ster Kinekor Cinema’s have recently upgraded all their projectors to “Christie Solaria One“. The software we will be using is MPEGStremclip and OpenDCP. It has to be said that creating a DCP using a HD file is not ideal. Let’s start by looking at what specs SterKinekor requires the DCP to be delivered. Video: Resolution: 1998 x 1080 (1.85 aka FLAT) / 2048 x 858 (2.39 aka SCOPE) Codec: JPEG2000 Colour Space: XYZ Framerate: 24/25 Audio: Stereo / 5.1 separate WAVE Mono files 48kHz, 24bit unencrypted PCM. The minimum requirements for admission to the academy awards are the same as above with the exception that it has to be 24fps and Audio must either be 3 channel (Left, Centre, Right) or 5.1 Preparing your HD Video for conversion Happy DCPeeing.