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TEDxGoldenGatePark at The de Young Museum in Stereo 3D

November 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDx GoldenGatePark was held on Wednesday October 10th, 2012 in The de Young Museum in San Francisco. TEDxGoldenGatePark is an experience with thought leaders from around the Bay Area talking about the pursuit of their passion…

The Pursuit of Passion – This one day event focuses on the fire that drives people to pursue their passion. It is about the resolve one finds within themselves to follow their heart and intuition even when faced with challenges, rejection, lack of support, or even outright failure. It is about identifying and connecting with your true passion in a sustainable and meaningful way.

And thanks to Golden Gate 3D and Area 5 who shot TEDxGoldenGatePark in stereo 3D we now have what is pretty much the world’s first TED talks in stereoscopic 3D available to be watched for free on YouTube. You can find the links for the 2D and 3D playlists containing all the talks from the event in either normal 2D format or stereoscopic 3D one. You can switch to different 3D mode from the YouTube player depending on what type of 3D display device you have.

To watch TEDx GoldenGatePark in plain 2D mode…
To watch TEDx GoldenGatePark in stereoscopic 3D format…

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey HFR 3D FAQ

November 7th, 2012 · 19 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

A short official FAQ about the HFR 3D (High Frame Rate 3D) format using 48 frames per eye in 3D mode that will be available as an option for watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The movie will also be available in 2D, 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D format, apart from the HFR 3D format that Peter Jackson is trying to promote and that he has announced to be used also for the sequels of the movie – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. James Cameron is apparently also interested in the high frame rate 3D format, so he might be using it for some of his upcoming 3D movies. And here comes the big question, is doubling the frame rate from 24 to 48 perin 3D really that good for a movie and does it make the experience much better? We’ll have to wait and see after watching the HFR 3D version of the movie, and when you do so as well please share your feedback as well in the comments below.

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New Star Wars Movies Coming in 3D (Probably) and From Disney

October 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

The news that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm, because of the Star Wars franchise of course, has been all over the place, but the more interesting thing for all Star Wars fans is he fact that Disney promises a 7th episode of the saga to be released in 2015 and even more episodes after that. But Disney is not only acquiring Lucasfilm Ltd., but also LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, meaning it is not only about the very successful worldwide brands such as Star Wars or Indiana Jones, but also the gaming division, as well as the technology expertise in special effects and sound that the group of companies that George Lucas has founded. The transaction value is around $4.05 billion dollars, half in cash and the other in Disney stocks, placing George Lucas among the top shareholders of Disney, though Steve Jobs did better a few years ago when his company Pixar was acquired by Disney. The value of the deal with Lucasfilm is roughly the same as the deal that Disney had when they’ve acquired Marvel.

What most people are more interested however is the promise that Disney made to continue the Star Wars saga with new movies, probably at least another trilogy, and these movies will most likely be shot in 3D, considering the interest in 3D technology and the fact that the older Star Wars movies are all getting the 3D conversion treatment. The 7th Star Wars movie should be released in 2015 according to Disney which leaves enough time for the remaining five of the older episodes to be converted and premiered in 3D. The premiere of the 3D conversion of Episode I: The Phantom Menace happened in February this year with Episode II and Episode III 3D versions already announced to premiere next year. The official release date for the converted in 3D theatrical launch of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is September 20, 2013 and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith in 3D should be available shortly after on October 11, 2013. And in 2014 we are probably going to see the 3D conversions of the rest of the episodes from the saga premiering in 3D, if there is interest from the viewers of course, and all this should happen as a preparation for the release of the new episode that will hopefully be shot in 3D. The other good news is that Lucas will continue working as a creative consultant, so there should not be any unexpected twists and surprisingly totally different direction to be taken with new Star Wars movies.

So what do you think about finally getting a new Star Wars movie and that new episode being shot in 3D?

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