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Real or Fake 3D, the New 3D Conversions and 3D Movies for 2014

September 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment · 3D Movies & Videos

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Here is a short list of the announced movie titles for release in 2014 and which ones will be shot in 3D and which will be converted to 3D in post production according to the website Real or Fake 3D. The 3D movies released (and to be released) this year that were shot in 3D were more as a number than the ones that were converted to 3D in post, even though some of the most anticipated movies are using 2D to 3D conversion. And so far this trend will seem to continue in 2014 as well, but you should be aware that even if a movie was shot in 3D does not mean that it will be a great one and even if 2D to 3D conversion is used if made well and properly used the movie might end up good. In general however watching stereoscopic 3D movies that were shot in 3D and not converted in post do provide better experience than the ones that have been converted to 3D.

- More about the current and future 2D to 3D conversions and 3D movies shot in 3D…

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A Chance to Watch Classic 3D Movies at the 2013 World 3D Film Expo III

August 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Stereo 3D Events

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The year the World 3D Film Expo will return for a third time to the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, USA from September 6-15, 2013. The ten-day film festival will pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of what many film historians regard as the “Golden Age” of 3D movies, and will include screenings of the John Wayne western HONDO, the Vincent Price horror film HOUSE OF WAX, Cole Porter’s musical KISS ME KATE, and sci-fi thriller IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE., and even later 3-D films, such as 1983′s JAWS 3-D. Lesser-known titles, such as THE FRENCH LINE with Jane Russell and film noir SECOND CHANCE with Robert Mitchum, will also be included.

The Expo is partnering with RealD to present a number of screenings in RealD 3D including Alfred Hitchcock’s DIAL M FOR MURDER and Jack Arnold’s sci-fi/horror classic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Stefan Droessler, 3D historian and head of the Munich Film Museum, will present an in-depth overview of “European 3D Filmmaking 1935-1953,” including long-lost footage from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The festival will also be home to several premieres including the Los Angeles Premiere of the 1946 Russian 3-D adaptation of ROBINSON CRUSOE. September 14th will mark the World Premiere of the stereoscopic version of the 1954 Korean War drama, DRAGONFLY SQUADRON. The film was only released in a flat version during its initial release, and has never been seen by audiences in 3D. Newly-restored 35 mm prints of shorts “Rocky Marciano, Champion vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, Challenger” and “College Capers” will be screened in 3D for the first time in 60 years.

The World 3D Film Expo was first presented at the Egyptian Theatre in 2003 and then again in 2006 and this year marks the third one that gives you the unique chance to see a great classic 3D film festival showing some of the most popular 3D movies that were made during the Golden Age of stereoscopic cinema in the early 1950′s. This is your chance to see some real 3D movie classics that you normally cannot find anywhere else in 3D or even in 2D, so if you miss it you literally may not be able to see them projected this way again.

- For more information about the 2013 World 3D Film Expo III…
- For the festival’s schedule including all 3D movies that will be screened…

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Don’t Blame Everything on the 3D, Go Check Your Eyes First

July 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments · General 3D News


Having problems with your eyes can cause problems with properly perceiving 3D and that is a well known thing among people that are either working in producing stereoscopic 3D content or among enthusiasts that are a lot more into the technology than most other people. However a lot of the moviegoers and users that are interested in stereoscopic 3D photography or 3D videography, even stereoscopic 3D gaming may not be aware of that. In fact people having problem with 3D technology, not being able to perceive the full effect or even at all, or feeling negative side effects of watching 3D content such as nausea or headaches can often suffer from some sort of an eye condition that causes the problem. It is possible that the condition may also affect their normal stereoscopic vision, but these people may not be aware of that, though you should not forget that there are other possible causes like badly done 3D that give you bad experiences when watching stereoscopic 3D content. Problems with properly perceiving stereoscopic 3D content can be a good sign that something may be wrong with your eyes and you may not even be aware of that, thinking that what you see is actually what you are supposed to. So next time when you go and watch a 3D movie with friends or family try talking with them how they’ve experienced the 3D effects in it and compare to what you’ve seen…

The issue of experiencing 3D not the way that it is meant to by people with vision problems has also been covered by Barry Sandrew from Legend 3D in his personal blog and I’ve mentioned that here. The good news is that at least some of the people suffering from different eye conditions can go trough Vision Therapy in order to be able to properly perceive 3D in the real world as well as in 3D movies and other stereoscopic 3D content. A good example for that is the personal experience shared by the neuroscientist Dr. Sue Barry in her book called Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist’s Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensionsk. Another more recent example is Shelli Welter from Minneapolis, who started vision therapy in order to restore her proper stereoscopic 3D vision and be able to enjoy 3D movies they way they were meant to be. And she went further by creating a blog dedicated to her therapy and documenting how it goes step by step. Hopefully this will encourage other people with vision problems, first to find out about them, regardless of their age, and then to go ahead and do something in order to resolve them. And here is a simple and easy Depth Perception Test in order to check if you have fully functional stereoscopic vision or something may be wrong with your depth perception. But even if you pass this simple test this does not mean you may not have an eye condition that can cause problems for your proper stereoscopic 3D vision.

- Visit Shelli Welter’s blog for following her experiences on the way of fixing her vision…

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