Tuesday, November 22, 2011

3D Commercial: Sony - Two Worlds

We don't usually post commercials on the Stereo 3D Channel blog, but this one was too impressive not to.

Spy3D, a Toronto-based 3D production company, made this commercial for Sony's line of 3D products.

Check out the making of after the jump.

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications 2012 conference

The 2012 Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference will be held January 23-25, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in San Francisco, California. The SD&A 3D Theater, which every year since 1996 has screened 3D content, is currently accepting submissions.

Monday, November 21, 2011

3D Documentary: Naked Bike Ride (NSFW)

Atomic Cheesecake Productions has released a short documentary on the Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride, part of the World Naked Bike Ride, a worldwide series of annual nude biking events. The motivations behind this are long and varied, but focus on cycling culture, environmentalism, and positive body image. The video is quite obviously NSFW for nudity.

3D Film Festival: LES Film Festival

The LES Film Festival is accepting 3D films! This festival, devoted to films produced on a budget, takes place in the lower east side of Manhattan. In true hipster form, the films will only be screened in anaglyph.

More info on the festival after the break.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

4 Reasons 3D Movies Don't Have to Suck

Cracked.com has an excellent article up today about why 3D movies don't have to suck. Hollywood, please take note of these and stop the shitty conversions already!

3D Camcorder: JVC GY-HMZ1U Unboxing

The JVC GY-HMZ1U is the recently released Pro version of the JVC GS-TD1 3D camcorder. Here you can see the unboxing of the camera and accessories, and an overview of all the camera's menus in each mode. The major advantages of this camera over the consumer model is the addition of 24p, and software to split the MVC files into left and right files so footage from the camera can actually be edited.

Stereo 3D Toolbox has also released a video of sample clips shot with the camera (in ideal situations only) and adjusted with their Final Cut plug-in. You can view it here.

Hand-Drawn 3D Short: Long Otto Cartoons

This video an excellent example of how traditional hand-drawn animation is not only capable of translating to stereoscopic 3D, but can also be enhanced by it. The short follows several competitors in a colosseum, and the exaggerations of traditional animation become even more dynamic when the element of depth is added. The voice-over is all in Portuguese, but the action is easily accessible to the speaker of any language.

Translated from the Portuguese description: Long Otto Cartoons, based in the universe of the show Tango & tragedies - in 3-D version (stereoscopic, with glasses).