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Lee and Turner’s 1899 Color Process

September 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Color films, Technology

Britain’s National Media Museum has posted the results of their restoration of what they claim to be the world first color moving pictures, which were patented by photographer Edward Turner and his financial backer Frederick Marshall Lee in 1899, which is embedded above. The details are briefly explained here. The process, which seems to anticipate […]

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More of John Bailey on 3D

July 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Cinematography, Stereoscopic films, Technology

Ace cinematographer John Bailey’s newest posting on 3D, “3-D, 3-D, 3-D, in All Directions,” is essential reading for those interested in stereoscopic cinema.  In it, he reports on “a 3-day 3-D workshop sponsored by IATSE Local 600 and longtime master 3-D guru Buzz Hays” as a jumping off point to discuss the problems and possibilities […]

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Deneroff’s Law … of Filmmaking and Everything Else

June 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Animation and live action, Animation technology, Special effects, Technology

After seeing How to Train Your Dragon and The Secret of Kells back to back, I noticed that both films finished with rather elaborate and visually complex climaxes. Such sequences have become commonplace in animated films these days, and can be seen in movies ranging from Astro Boy to  Shrek Forever After, a trend that […]

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Why 3D TV May Not Be the Next Great Thing — At Least Not Right Away

April 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Stereoscopic films, Technology, Television

According to a Digital Home story, Samsung Electronics has posted an advisory on its corporate web site warning that children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues when viewing 3D content on their televisions. The company also recommends that pregnant woman, the elderly and anyone under the influence of alcohol should refrain from […]

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SANDDE??? How the NFB Does (Drawn) 3D Stereoscopic Animation

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Canadian cinema, Stereoscopic films, Technology

Is this the future of drawn animation? The National Film Board of Canada has recently posted this fascinating film in which “Munro Ferguson explains the principles of the 3D Stereoscopic animation technique a.k.a. Sandde. He also shows us the lab where these short animations are shaped up.”

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Willis O’Brien, Iwerks’ Multiplane Camera and Fleischer’s Stereoptical Process

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Special effects, Technology

This post is by way of a posing a possible historical question. In reading Richard Rickitt’s book, Special Effects: The History and Technique, I was brought up short by the following illustration (on page 184) of the miniature rear projection setup created by Willis O’Brien for the original King Kong (1933): O’Brien created this setup […]

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