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Don’t Miss Sony and 3D World Magazine’s Sterescopic 3D Shorts Contest

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Stereo 3D Events

An important reminder for those of you that are making short 3D videos, you have just about one more month left before the Sterescopic 3D short video competition organized by Sony and 3D World Magazine stops accepting entries. The competition is open to all worldwide residents of 16 years and over, capable of producing a stereo 3D video sequence – be it a new short from scratch or re-rendering an existing project in stereo 3D. The closing date for entries is Friday, July 9th, 2010 and after that the judging begins. The live judging event will take place in mid July and the winner will be announced at SIGGRAPH on July 25th.

The 10 best entries selected will be included on a Blu-ray Disc used to demonstrate Sony’s new 3D TVs in stores all around the world and will be provided free of charge to the several million purchases of a 3D Bravia expected in 2010. The three best entries will win a brand new Sony Bravia 3D HD TV with active shutter glasses and a BDV-F700 Blu-ray disc home cinema system. Seven runners-up will each win a Sony Bravia LX900 3D HD TV. The next 50 entries will each get a copy of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs when the 3D Blu-ray version of the movie is released…

Meanwhile Sony and 3D World magazine just revealed the judging panel that will have the honor of choosing the winners of the competition. The judging panel will shortlist the ten 3D films that will be showcased in every BRAVIA 3D TV sold in the world, providing them with unprecedented global exposure. The panel includes 3D World editor Steve Jarratt; Buzz Hays, Executive Stereoscopic 3D Producer, Sony 3D Technology Center in California; Jonathan Davies, Head of 3D Production at The Moving Picture Company; writer and director Julian Napier and Lee Danskin, Training Development Director at Escape Studios. So you can be rest assured that your work will be judged by professionals and it will receive the recognition it really deserves no matter if it is a good or bad one ;)

Visit the official stereo 3D shorts competition page for more information…

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The 3D Experience Event in September on Times Square, New York

May 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Stereo 3D Events

The first annual “The 3D Experience” event will be held for 3 days, between September 24th and 26th, throughout Times Square in New York (just the right place for that…). The event will be free to the public and will include screenings of 3D Hollywood blockbusters, including one of the largest, outdoor 3D screenings to be ever made. The 3-day program will feature a huge “3D showroom” lit-up with 3D technology and products for the home including video games, Blu-ray players, 3D HD TVs, all in a modern living-room like setting. But “The 3D Experience” will also be the place with all of the top innovators, industry leaders and filmmakers gathered at the same time to showcase the latest advances in 3D for 2010 and beyond. The organizers expect the attendance of the event to be in excess of 75,000, including virtually every major industry player, avid consumers, and to also get the attention of nearly 2 million in daily visitors to Times Square.

The beauty of The 3D Experience in Times Square is that no other event in the world brings together major Hollywood studios, theaters, game publishers, consumer electronics manufacturers and consumers. Not only will these great minds be together, but the “passionate” public can’t get this type of experience anywhere else in the world. Our goal is to showcase the future of digital 3D and support the transition of this technology into theaters and into the homes of consumers.

The 3D Experience for the Industry: Since 3D has emerged as a key new profit center for operators, filmmakers and technology companies, the event will also cater to entertainment professionals, marketers, producers, creatives and more. The executive forum, lead by leaders in their field, will bring the most in-depth discussions of this radical new technology right to the stage. Professional demonstrations, networking sessions, and promotion opportunities will also be on hand.

The 3D Experience for the Public: For the first time, the consumer will learn about the 3D content and technology to come, free of charge. Guests will be introduced to “hands on” demonstrations, product reviews and content creation from all around the world. They will also be among the first invited to the screenings of Hollywood’s newest 3D movies. And the specialized 3D Showroom will take visitors into the world of 3D where they can explore this new technology and have all their questions answered by the people that actually can do that.

There is still a lot of information about the event to be made available, including the official program, but that should happen as the the date of the event gets closer to us. Meanwhile if you can’t wait until September, you can also check out for some other events covering stereo 3D technology that will happen sooner, and there are quite a few of these.

Visit the The 3D Experience official website for more information…

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Stereo 3D Covered at FMX 2010 in Germany and GDC Canada 2010

April 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Stereo 3D Events

FMX 2010 will be taking place next week between May 04 and May 07 in Stutgart, Germany. The FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media is a European conference on the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment and interactive visualization in design, industry and research taking place each year. And this year (15th in a row) stereo 3D will be among the more important topics at the conference, so if you are visiting FMX you should not miss the interesting panels about S3D there.

Tuesday and Wednesday next week at FMX will be focused on 3D in movies, there will be a screening of the movie Alice in Wonderland (shot in 2D and converted in 3D). There will be panels about the shooting of 3D video and about the conversion of 2D content to 3D. And Thursday and Friday are probably going to be the more interesting as the panels then will be targeted at gaming in 3D. Neil Schneider, President & CEO of MTBS and Executive Director of The S-3D Gaming Alliance will be talking about the quality expectation needs of consumers and measurable ways that S-3D games can be tested and reviewed by media and customer alike. He will showcase the new M3GA initiative and share some other ideas that are currently being worked out. Andrew Oliver, Co-Founder and CTO of Blitz Games Studios, will talk about stereoscopic 3D console gaming. Blitz is one of the largest independent game developers in the world who has just celebrated their 20th anniversary. Most recently, they have earned their due as being the first game developer to put out a console title on XBOX 360 and PS3 that supports modern stereoscopic 3D solutions (Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao). Thursday will finish with Samuel Gateau, a member of the Content & Technology Engineering group at NVIDIA. Over the course of two hours, Sam will detail the required techniques for game developers to get the best results out of NVIDIA’s GeForce 3D Vision solution. On Friday Jens Schöbel, Technical Designer for Crytek will talk about their game engine’s use of stereoscopic 3D…

But if you are in Canada, then next week is also going to be interesting for you as GDC Canada 2010 will be taking place in Vancouver on May 6-7th. The Game Developers Conference Canada is a forum for Canadian developers to share best practices for fostering excellence and quality games within their region and distributed globally. And although not so focused on stereo 3D, there are still going to be some interesting panels covering that aspect of gaming, so you may consider visiting them.

Habib Zargarpour, Creative Director for Microsoft Game Studios, and advisory board member for The S-3D Gaming Alliance will have a 1 hour panel called “Stereo-3D Gaming: What Are We Waiting For?” on Thursday. And on Friday you should not miss the 1 hour session with David Coombes (SCEA) and Anton Mikhailov (SCEA) titled “Stereoscopic 3D for the PlayStation3 and Introducing PlayStation Move Motion Controller” that will explain the Stereoscopic 3D strategy taken by Sony Computer Entertainment.

To see the full schedule for the FMX 2010 conference in Germany…
To see the full schedule for the Game Developers Conference in Canada…

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